Public Service News 1/29/2018

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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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment deadline
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
Center for Community Capital internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 – Red Cross Biomedical Transportation open house
2/19 – Rescheduled UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony
UNC Food for All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/31 – Carolina Navigators service-learning experience
3/24 – Community Egg Hunt
Volunteer with TABLE
Baseball, volleyball and field hockey coaches needed
Rodeo on Rosemary needs volunteers
Carolina Cupboard needs basketball volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 1/31 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS SPRING ENROLLMENT deadline

Spring enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program will close 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 Feb. 24 (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.

Center for Community Capital internship

The Center for Community Capital seeks a graphic design intern and communication interns for spring 2018. The Center for Community Capital, a non-partisan, multi-disciplinary research center at UNC-Chapel Hill, is a leading center for research and policy analysis on the power of financial capital to transform households and communities in the United States. Learn more at Community Capital internships.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 – Red Cross Biomedical Transportation open house

The American Red Cross is hosting an informal open house about its Biomedical Transportation program 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Feb. 1 in Durham at 4737 University Drive. Volunteers are needed to assist with the Biomedical Transportation program by transporting boxes of blood to area hospitals using Red Cross vehicles. Flexible shifts are available on weekdays. Learn more at the American Red Cross.

2/19 – Rescheduled UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony

The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19 in Memorial Hall. All previous ticket arrangements will be honored. 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.

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

1/31 – Carolina Navigators service-learning experience

Carolina Navigators is a selective academic service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their intercultural knowledge by creating global education resources for students and educators in North Carolina. Apply by Jan. 31 through the Carolina Navigators Google doc.

3/24 – Community Egg Hunt

Volunteers are needed for the town of Chapel Hill’s Community Egg Hunt 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Southern Community Park. Volunteers will help with set up and guiding children and parents during this fun, family-friendly event. Sign up using the special events volunteer form.

Volunteer with TABLE

TABLE, a nonprofit organization that provides healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, needs volunteers for its weekend meal backpack program. Volunteers will organize food, make weekend bags and deliver the bags. Volunteers are also needed to help with SnackChef, a program that teaches children nutrition lessons and how to make healthy snacks. To volunteer, contact Julia Baker.

Baseball and volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players and their families is also important. Players vary in age from 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball. To apply, contact Craig Wolfe.

Rodeo on Rosemary needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the town of Chapel Hill’s Rodeo on Rosemary noon – 4 p.m., April 22. Volunteers will help with recycling. Sign up using the special events volunteer form.

Carolina Cupboard needs basketball volunteers

Carolina Cupboard’s Community Food Pantry is the on-campus food pantry serving the UNC community. Volunteers are needed during the UNC basketball home games to work as a bag checker, ticket scanner or clean-up crew member. All volunteers will receive a food and drink voucher. To sign up, visit Carolina Cupboard’s Google sheet.

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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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