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Public Service News 5/21/2018
May 21, 2018

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

8/6 – APPLES Service-Learning fall semester course volunteers

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/25 – Apply to be a Bonner Leader

EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/23 – Pupusas for Education celebration dinner
Initiative on Poverty and Inequality

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

5/31 – Become a volunteer docent at the Ackland Art Museum
Carolina WISE summer volunteers
A Helping Hand seeks CNAs and companions
Volunteer at summer orientation with Rise Against Hunger
Stigma Free Carolina leadership applications

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

8/6 – APPLES Service-Learning fall semester course volunteers

Volunteer requests for APPLES service-learning course fall volunteers are open until Aug. 6. APPLES course volunteers serve 30 hours during the semester, from September to December. Community partners should request service-learning course volunteers through the APPLES online community partner portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/25 – Apply to be a Bonner Leader

The Campus Y’s Bonner Leaders program provides service-based scholarships and leverages federal community service work-study funds to support intensive undergraduate community service and social justice activities throughout students’ college careers. Incoming students who are passionate about community service, interested in working on critical issues facing our community, want to develop leadership skills, and are eligible for a Federal work-study award should apply to be a Bonner Leader by July 25.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/23 – Pupusas for Education celebration dinner

Pupusas for Education is a Campus Y CUBE venture that provides renewable scholarships and other resources for local undocumented college students. Pupusas will host a celebration dinner Wednesday, May 23 in Durham to support its scholarship program. For details, visit Pupusas for Education on Facebook.

Initiative on Poverty and Inequality

Several UNC students are working to found Initiative on Poverty and Inequality to host talks and programs for the study of inequality and poverty, and to develop initiatives to combat inequalities throughout North Carolina and the United States. To get involved in working toward closing gaps related to income inequality and other societal disparities, complete the Google form.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

5/31 – Become a volunteer docent at the Ackland Art Museum

Ackland Art Museum docents are a dedicated group of volunteer educators who offer their time, talents and expertise to support the museum’s education programs for K-12 students and community members. The museum needs volunteers who are interested in art and who are able to engage meaningfully with members of the diverse communities the museum serves. Prior experience with art or teaching is not required. Visit Ackland Art Museum Docent Program for details. Apply by 31 May.

Carolina WISE summer volunteers

Carolina Wildlife Information and Science Education (WISE) seeks summer student volunteers to help with its animal collection. Volunteers will make diets, clean cages, socialize animals and deliver educational programs. Volunteers are asked to work one 45-minute shift once a week and need to complete training prior to volunteering. Contact sbwong@live.unc.edu or visit Carolina WISE for details.

A Helping Hand seeks CNAs and companions

A Helping Hand and Canopy of Carol Woods, two local nonprofit home care organizations, are working together to offer a continuum of care to older adults and adults with disabilities. Individuals with current CNA certification or a compassionate disposition are needed to provide essential services to adults in need. Pre-health students seeking to improve the quality of life in our community and engage in paid social activism can apply at A Helping Hand.

Volunteer at summer orientation with Rise Against Hunger

Earn volunteer hours while impacting and connecting with the Carolina’s newest students. Work with Rise Against Hunger this summer at orientation meal packaging sessions. Gain valuable leadership experience by helping ensure thousands of meals successfully make it as hunger relief to developing nations. Volunteers must be consistent throughout the summer orientation sessions. Up to six volunteers are needed for each packaging event; only sign up for the dates you know you can attend. Contact Hunter Gadwill or Toby Bader with changes to your chosen orientation sessions or if you have any questions.

Stigma Free Carolina leadership applications

Stigma Free Carolina seeks students passionate about mental health issues to join its leadership team for the upcoming academic year. Open positions are available in research, communications and logistics. If interested, send a one to two-page resume and any questions to Ben Lee.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit https://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at https://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 3/5/2018
March 5, 2018

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/5 – Apply for Service Learning Initiative: Engage
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/19 – APPLES Course Development call for proposals
3/20 – SMART Mentoring applications

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/9 – Public Administration Leadership Challenge
3/12 – Undergraduate International studies fellowship
TABLE summer internships
Johnson Service Corps justice and leadership program

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/8 – Management Consulting 101: Problem-solving workshop
3/8 – Writer’s Discussion Series: Marissa Fuentes
3/10 – Carolina Abortion Fund volunteer training
3/21 – Carolina United participant application
3/23 – “Chasing Coral” screening and expert panel
4/4 – 6 – Going Viral: Impact and implications of 1918 influenza pandemic
5/9 – 11 – IUPUI Research Academy

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

5/17 – Volunteer at Camp Celebrate
Event promotion volunteers needed
Youth baseball coaches needed
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools seeks volunteers
Volunteer with Happy Kids Healthy Kids

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/5 – Apply for Service Learning Initiative: Engage

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for SLI: Engage, which will take place April 6 – 7. Any UNC student can apply for SLI: Engage. This is a great way to learn more about service opportunities available in the community and meet fellow students who are also passionate about service. Participants will work with at least two service sites and engage in discussions related to service sustainability. Apply by March 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

3/12 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/19 – APPLES Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors across campus teaching undergraduate, graduate and professional students. APPLES awards up to seven $5,000 grants to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by March 19.

3/20 – SMART Mentoring applications

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Students selected to participate enroll in a fall three-credit hour course and a spring one-credit hour course. Staff from partnering organization Volunteers for Youth match SMART mentors with mentees by early September and the mentoring commitment will continue through late April. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by March 20.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The next Hurricane Matthew relief day trip is April 20. The trip will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/9 – PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

The Public Administration Leadership Challenge is a case study competition for UNC undergraduates organized by the School of Government. Teams of three to five propose solutions to a public administration issue and compete for a $1,000 prize. An information session will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the Student Union, room 3411. Teams can register with the Public Administration Leadership Challenge Google doc until Friday, March 9. Email uncmpaicma@gmail.com with questions.

3/12 – Undergraduate International studies fellowship

The Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF) supports international study for two undergraduates of color or other students who, because of socioeconomic or other reasons, maybe underrepresented in study abroad programs. UISF recipients are awarded up to $2,500 toward academic research or study in an international setting. Although the fellowship encourages research in African or African Diaspora countries, there are no restrictions on intended country of study. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time, in good academic standing, and plan to travel abroad in the summer or fall of 2018 are eligible to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 12. Email completed applications to stonecenter@unc.edu or submit in-person to the Stone Center office, suite 215. For more information and application details, visit The Stone Center.

TABLE summer internships

TABLE seeks students to work as nutrition education, public relations and administrative/project-based interns. The nutrition education intern will work six to eight hours per week and assist with developing curriculum, meal planning, grocery shopping, leading volunteer shifts and teaching children. Desired skills include being a detail-oriented independent worker and having an interest or experience in nutrition. The PR intern will work at least 10 hours per week and assist PR staff with social media, event planning and communications. Good writing skills, people skills and ability to learn quickly are necessary, and experience with graphic design is a plus but not required. The two administrative/project-based interns will work at least 10 hours per week and lead volunteer shifts, help coordinate summer programs and assist with office work. Interns will also be given flexibility to participate in other aspects of TABLE. Desired skills include being detail-oriented, a good communicator, organized and willing to take initiative. TABLE internships are unpaid but provide excellent job experience. Email your resume and cover letter to info@tablenc.org.

Johnson Service Corps year-long justice and leadership program

Johnson Service Corps is accepting applications for its 2018-2019 cohort. College graduates ages 21 – 28, and those with comparable experience, can apply for the year-long justice and leadership program. Program participants will spend a year serving others and exploring the spiritual questions that bring meaning to life. Johnson Service Corps is a nonprofit, faith-based organization with a philosophy of servant leadership, social justice and intentional community. To apply, visit Johnson Service Corps.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/8 – MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 101: PROBLEM-SOLVING WORKSHOP

HQ Raleigh will host a management consulting workshop 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at its headquarters at 310 South Harrington Street. The workshop will prepare participants with a management consulting toolkit to use to tackle complex problems in diverse contexts like business strategy, academic research and policy design. Space is limited and first-come, first-serve. Reserve your spot through Eventbrite.

3/8 – WRITER’S DISCUSSION SERIES: MARISSA FUENTES

The Stone Center’s Writer’s Discussion Series will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Bull’s Head Bookshop. Marissa Fuentes will discuss her book “Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive.” This event is free and open to the public. Contact the Stone Center for more information.

3/10 – CAROLINA ABORTION FUND VOLUNTEER TRAINING

The Carolina Abortion Fund (CFA) seeks helpline and fundraising volunteers. CAF is a volunteer-run nonprofit that helps women across North Carolina who need an abortion but cannot afford the full cost. Volunteer training is March 10. Contact volunteer@carolinaabortionfund.org for more information.

3/21 – CAROLINA UNITED PARTICIPANT APPLICATION

Carolina United, sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership, is seeking passionate students to apply to attend their 2018 program. This year, Carolina United will take place Aug. 13 – 16 and will educate students on how to foster important dialogue on campus. Apply by March 21.

3/23 – “CHASING CORAL” SCREENING AND EXPERT PANEL

Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Triangle and The Southeast Climate Science Center will present a special screening ofChasing Coral 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 in Mitchell Hall, room 05. The screening will feature an expert panel of coral reef ecologists led by Dr. Mark Eakin from NOAA. This is a free, public screening, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP on Facebook or contact Justin Baumann.

4/4 – 6 – GOING VIRAL: IMPACT AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE 1918 INFLUENZA PANDEMIC

The Gillings School of Global Public Health will host a symposium on the 1918 influenza pandemic April 4 – 6 at the Friday Center. Symposium events will offer perspectives from the vantage points of medicine, health, social sciences and the humanities. Speakers include leading experts in epidemiology, medicine and other fields. For more information and to register, visit the School of Public Health.

5/9 – 11 – IUPUI Research Academy

Registration is open for the 2018 IUPUI Research Academy, May 9-11 at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Through this interactive three-day workshop, participants develop skills, learn about methods and literature, develop a research project and advance research related to service and learning in higher education. For more information, contact Tom Hahn or visit IUPUI Center for Service and Learning to register.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

5/17 – VOLUNTEER AT CAMP CELEBRATE

Camp Celebrate, a camp for children who have survived burn injuries, needs volunteers for camp May 17 – 20. Camp Celebrate is the oldest burn-survivor camp in the United States. Campers are ages 7-15, and volunteers can select the age group they would like to work with. Contact Michele Barr for an application.

EVENT PROMOTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Hope Her Way seeks volunteers to promote and assist with a spirit night fundraiser on March 26. Marketing, design skills are a plus but are not required. Hope Her Way will sign off on community service hours if needed. To learn more or apply, email Jillian Cross.

YOUTH BASEBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs a volunteer immediately to fill a coach opening working with 9- and 10-year-old youth in its spring baseball program. Ideal candidates should have a passion for baseball, experience relating to youth and good communication skills to effectively correspond with parents and recreation department staff. The program runs from March through May. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO SCHOOLS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools seeks volunteers to serve 2 – 3 hours per week this semester. Learn more at Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools or call 919-967-8211, extension 28281.

VOLUNTEER WITH HAPPY KIDS HEALTHY KIDS

Happy Kids Healthy Kids curbs the rising childhood obesity rates by hosting educational after-school programs at local elementary schools to teach children about nutrition, exercise and body positivity. Programs are held 3 – 4 p.m. Mondays at Frank Porter Graham Elementary and 3: 30 – 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Northside Elementary. If interested, contact Alex Doherty for more information.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-LearningBuckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit https://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at https://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 1/16/2018
January 16, 2018

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award
1/24 – APPLES Service-Learning summer internship applications
1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment
2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships
2/7 – Ned Brooks Award
2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/17 – Carolina Navigators spring service-learning experience
1/21 – Community Empowerment Fund Advocate Fellowship
2/22 – Breakthrough Collaborative

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/18- UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony
1/24 – Bone marrow donation/registry interest meeting
UNC Food for All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

SOAR literacy tutors needed
Volunteer teaching assistants needed
Join Enrich ELL
Alternative spring break opportunity
Spring baseball and volleyball coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace Award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20.

1/24 – APPLES Service-Learning summer internship applications

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for its summer internship program. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive a $2,500 stipend, and earn one hour of academic credit through the School of Social Work. Partial, need-based financial assistance is available to selected interns who qualify. Students are responsible for summer housing and travel arrangements unless otherwise noted. Apply through the APPLES Partner Portal by Jan. 24. For questions, contact APPLES Service-Learning.

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment

Spring enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open until Jan. 31. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio. For questions, contact bpss@unc.edu.

2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s), a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and second letter from a community partner by Feb. 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships

The Carolina Center for Public Service awards Outward Bound scholarships for undergraduate students at UNC-CH to participate in a 28-day course over the summer through North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). Recipients receive full tuition for the NCOBS course and Wilderness First Aid certification through its completion. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – Ned Brooks Award

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honors the contributions and values of Ned Brooks, who has served the University since 1972, making significant contributions to the mission of service and engagement. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, 2018. Online nominations will be accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards. Three Provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. Five Bryan Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. The award requires a brief (two-paragraph) nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

Applications are being accepted for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at the UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/17 – Carolina Navigators spring service-learning experience

Carolina Navigators is a highly selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their own intercultural competence, both online and in face-to-face meetings by creating global education resources for K – 14 students and educators in North Carolina. Apply by Jan. 17.

1/21 – Community Empowerment Fund Advocate Fellowship

The Community Empowerment Fund is a local nonprofit that combines relationship-based support with targeted financial services to assist homeless and near-homeless members of the community in gaining and sustaining jobs, housing and savings. Applications are open for the Community Empowerment Fund Advocate Fellowship. Apply by Jan. 21.

2/22 – Breakthrough Collaborative

Are you interested in education, teaching and leadership? Consider applying to Breakthrough Collaborative. Breakthrough tackles the opportunity gap with middle-school students across the country. Through nine-week summer residencies, fellows gain more than 100 hours of leadership and teaching training. Fellows receive a living stipend and housing may be available for its 25 programs in cities across the country and in Hong Kong. The summer 2018 application deadline is Feb. 22.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/18 – UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony

UNC will host its 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 in Memorial Hall. United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch will deliver the lecture. Tickets are free, but due to limited space, reservations are required through Carolina Performing Arts. For details on this and other UNC MLK celebration activities, visit the University Office for Diversity and inclusion.

1/24 – Bone marrow donation/registry interest meeting

Learn more about the Be the Match bone marrow donation 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the UNC Blood Donation Center at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. The session will debunk fears about bone marrow transplants and participants can be swabbed to join the bone marrow registry. To make a platelet donation appointment, visit UNC Health Care Blood Donation Center or email platelet@unchealth.unc.edu.

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UNC Food for All campus-wide food drive

UNC’s Employee Forum is hosting its Food For All campus-wide, year-long food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Carolina Cupboard. This drive also contributes to Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge. Donation booths will be set up at several special events and bins will be placed in strategic locations on campus. Donations will be accepted through March 9.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

SOAR literacy tutors needed

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: Adapted Recreation department needsontact Marian Kaslovsky.

Volunteer teaching assistants needed

Each year, The Power of the Dream holds a weekend class series to teach un(der)employed adults with autism/IDD how to create their own very small business, or micro-enterprise. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist. No knowledge of disability or business is required, just the willingness to learn and help others. For more information and to sign up, see the online registration form.

Join Enrich ELL

Are you Interested in teaching English? Join Enrich ELL. Enrich offers free one-on-one English classes to adults in the local community. Volunteers meet 7 – 8 p.m. Mondays at the Chapel Hill Public Library and Wednesdays at Hargraves Community Center. Carpool is provided. If interested, visit Enrich ELL or email enrichenglishunc@gmail.com to get involved. No experience required.

Alternative spring break opportunity

Every year, Appalachia Service Project at UNC offers an alternative spring break trip into central Appalachia. Fourteen spots are available for students who would like to spend a week immersing themselves in Appalachian culture and providing critical home repair to a family in need. No construction experience is required. The all-inclusive cost is $200, and scholarships are available. Contact Appalachia Service Project for more information.

Spring baseball and volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for the spring baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches must organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players ages 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball, parents and recreation department staff is also important. If interested, email Craig Wolfe.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-LearningBuckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit https://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at https://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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https://ccps.unc.edu/public-service-news-1162018/