Public Service News 1/22/2018

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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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/22 – Deadline to apply for Davis Projects for Peace Award
1/24 – Deadline to apply for APPLES Service-Learning summer internship
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

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative
3/18 – Democracy Summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/24 – Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity interest meeting
1/24 – Bone marrow donation/registry interest meeting
UNC Food for All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/23 & 24 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools volunteer recruitment
1/24 – Hillel’s NYC alternative spring break trip
1/24 – Poverty Simulation volunteers needed
SOAR literacy tutors needed
Volunteer teaching assistants needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/22 – Deadline to apply for 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. 24.

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.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

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. Hurricane Matthew relief day trips will be Jan. 26 (hosted by APPLES Service-Learning), March 2 and April 20. All trips 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

3/5 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative

.The Southern Education Foundation is accepting applications for its Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI). SELI provides highly motivated and diverse upperclassmen and graduate students opportunities to develop as leaders, engage with valuable community stakeholders, acquire practical job skills and learn about contemporary education issues. Students spend the summer in trainings and working at an assigned leading nonprofit sector organization. During this experiential learning opportunity, they examine strategies for improving education, addressing community needs and putting theory into practice. Application deadline is March 5.

3/18 – Democracy Summer internship

Democracy Summer is an internship program that exposes young leaders to new ideas and political movements, teaching them how to organize people around a shared vision for a better democracy in our state. Every summer, Democracy NC, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to increase voter participation, hires undergraduate students to work as paid student organizers for nine weeks under the guidance of an experienced Democracy NC organizer. Students work in organizing teams of two in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greenville, Winston-Salem and Asheville. Student organizers work full time (including some evenings and weekends) from late May to late July and earn a $3,000 stipend. Apply by March 18.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/24 – Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity interest meeting

Alpha Phi Omega, the largest coed service fraternity in the nation, has core values that include leadership, friendship and service. If you have at least three remaining semesters at UNC, join us at an interest meeting. Sessions are 9 p.m., Jan. 24 in the Student Union, room 3209; and 8 p.m., Jan. 26 in the Student Union, room 2423. For more information, contact Olivia Huckel.

1/24 – BONE MARROW DONATION/REGISTRY INTEREST MEETING

Learn more about Be the Match bone marrow donation and registry 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

1/23 & 24 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools volunteer recruitment

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) will be on the UNC campus to recruit volunteers 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Jan. 23 and 24 in the Student Union, room 3102. CHCCS staff will answer questions about volunteer opportunities and those interested can receive a placement and complete all paperwork that day to start volunteering sooner.

1/24 – Hillel’s NYC alternative spring break trip

North Carolina Hillel UNC-Chapel Hill will offer an intensive seminar March 11 – 18 that explores education justice, food justice, and racial justice learning and service in New York City. The cost is $200 and includes housing, most meals, on-the-ground transportation and program costs. Visit Hillel’s alternative spring break for details.

1/24 – Poverty Simulation volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to participate in a poverty simulation 1 – 4 p.m., Jan. 24 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Poverty Simulation provides people from all backgrounds an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a low-income family and be exposed to the realities of poverty. Participants receive an assigned identity and family profile. They are provided the opportunity to experience one month of poverty compressed into real time of the simulation. Afterward, participants will debrief and share insights of their experience. Participants will encounter some unique circumstances that may cause them to think differently about poverty. The simulation is free, however registration is required. Lunch and a break will be provided. Participants must be willing to stay for the entire simulation.

SOAR literacy tutors needed

SOAR seeks volunteers to tutor children one-on-one twice a week for a 45-minute session between 3 – 5 p.m. SOAR serves second-graders at North Chatham Elementary School in Chapel Hill and first-graders at Virginia Cross Elementary in Siler City. The students served have been identified as not meeting the North Carolina literacy benchmarks. A free five-day training is provided. Sign up through SOAR’s Google Form or call 919-533-9037.

Volunteer teaching assistants needed

Each year, The Power of the Dream holds a weekend class series to teach unemployed and underemployed adults with autism/IDD how to create their own very small business or micro-enterprise. Volunteers are needed to assist the class. 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.

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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.

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