Public Service News 12/4/2017

Text:
Increase font size
Decrease font size

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.

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?” For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit UNC disaster relief. If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, please send an email to CCPS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Davis Projects for Peace award
Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award
Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards
Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/4 – Embody Carolina training
12/4-15 – UNC Employee Forum toy drive
12/4 -“Raising Bertie” film screening and discussion
12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
Mental Health First Aid training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/6 – Volunteer at Hargraves Community Center game night
1/5/18 – Chapel Hill Community Center seeks volunteers
1/10/18 – Help children with disabilities learn to swim
Challah for Hunger seeks bakers
Rainbow Soccer needs spring coaches
Girls on the Run seeks coaches
Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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. For more information, visit Davis Projects for Peace. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2018.

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) and a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and another from a community partner by Feb. 5, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

Robert E. Bryan Public Service awards

Five Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to North Carolina that is characterized by working in partnership with community members; inspiring and involving others, and/or helping others to serve; responding to a practical problem, issue or concern of the state; and working to assure the impact in the community is lasting. Bryan Awards will be given to recognize an outstanding  undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, and officially recognized student organization. For more information, visit Robert E. Bryan Awards. Apply by Feb. 7, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards

The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards will be given to faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to North Carolina. The service should be an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three Provost awards will be given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research, and engaged partnership. For more information, visit Office of the Provost Award. Apply by Feb. 7, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service recognizes a staff or faculty member who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the community. For more information, visit Ned Brooks Award. Apply by Feb. 7, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/4 – Embody Carolina training

Embody Carolina, a campus organization that aims to educate students on how to identify and support someone with an eating disorder, will be hosting a training at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 in Peabody 218. Attending this training can count as a Buckley Public Service Scholars skills training. Register here.

12/4-15 – UNC Employee Forum Toy Drive for UNC Children’s Hospital

The Employee Forum is sponsoring a holiday toy drive for the patients and families at UNC Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 15. All items must be new, no gift wrapping is allowed and food, drinks, candy or items with a religious origin cannot be accepted. For a list of donation bin locations, suggested donations and other information about the drive, visit the Employee Forum.

12/4 – “Raising Bertie” film screening and discussion

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research will host a screening of “Raising Bertie,” a documentary that tells the story of three youth growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. The screening is 1 – 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at the Morehead Planetarium Science Stage. A discussion with the film’s producer and a panel of Sheps Center researchers will follow the screening. Register through UNC Event Registration.

12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”

In the Shadow of Ferguson,” a multimedia performance that brings to life a 100-year history of housing and urban policy, and documents how separate has never been equal, will be shown 7 – 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Swain Hall, studio 6. The performance by St. Louis artists and activists includes imagery, song, spoken word and acting. A discussion will follow this performance. A $5 ticket donation is suggested, and all proceeds will go to Chosen for Change, a 501(c)3 organization that save lives through youth empowerment, strengthening families and giving back.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road, and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code “UNC” or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mental Health First Aid training

Mental Health First Aid is offered at no cost to UNC Chapel Hill faculty and staff. This eight-hour course teaches participants the common warning signs of anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It also teaches participants how to offer help in a mental health or substance use crisis through a five-step action plan, with the goal to connect persons to appropriate professional care, social support and self-help. New sessions are available for December and January and are scheduled at varying times and locations throughout campus. Training options include full-day, two half-days or Saturdays. Register through the UNC School of Social Work.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/6 – Volunteer at Teen and Young Adult Game Night

College-aged volunteers are needed to engage with teens and young adults with developmental disabilities during game night at the Hargraves Community Center. Upcoming dates include Dec. 16, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

1/5/18 – Chapel Hill Community Center seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Community Center’s Play Program for children and adults with disabilities. Duties include setting up and breaking down the event as well as helping participants with board games, crafts and other activities. Volunteers are needed from 6 – 8:45 p.m. on the first Friday of the month, starting Jan. 5. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

1/10/18 – Help Children with disabilities learn to swim

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: Adapted Recreation department needs volunteers to work one-on-one with students with disabilities, ages 5 – 22 years old, during swim practice. Classes are 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 10 – Feb. 7. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

Challah for Hunger seeks bakers

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush for more information.

Rainbow Soccer needs spring coaches

Rainbow Soccer is recruiting coaches for co-ed and all-girls teams. The spring season runs from March 19 – May 12, and players range from 3 – 15 years old. Teams meet once or twice during the week, and games are held on the weekend. Soccer knowledge and previous experience working with youth is helpful but not required, and you can coach with a friend. Contact Karen Aldridge for more info.

Girls on the Run seeks coaches

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate in the program. Coaches are not required to be runners, but they must be passionate about the Girls on the Run mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are held twice a week for 1.5 hours for groups of 15 – 20 girls. The spring season runs Feb. 5 – May 3. Contact Hannah Robinson for more details.

Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry located in the Avery Residence Hall basement. Volunteers are needed to serve as basketball game volunteer ticket scanners and clean-up crew. Verification of volunteer hours is provided. Sign up online to volunteer, or contact Carolina Cupboard with questions.

Back to top

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.

Back to top