Public Service News 2/12/2018

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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

3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/20 – SMART Mentoring applications 

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/16 – Jackson Center summer fellowship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/13 – Embody Carolina Training 
2/13 – Screening and panel discussion of “13th”
2/13 – Honors Carolina Healthcare’s Seven Dirty Words lecture
2/15 – Mental Health Ambassador training application
2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture
2/22 – Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies
2/25 – Voices of Freedom: Music and the Civil Rights Movement
Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Help children with disabilities learn to swim
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Enrich ELL seeks volunteers
Baseball and volleyball coaches needed
Center for Latino Health volunteers
Be a counselor at Camp AmeriKids

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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.

3/20 – 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

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

2/16 – Jackson Center summer fellowship

The Jackson Center is offering up to four graduate and undergraduate student summer fellowship positions for 2018. Fellows will work on several projects and initiatives that service partners participate in every week. These fellowships are paid positions from late May to early August. Apply at the Jackson Center by Feb. 16.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/13 – EMBODY CAROLINA TRAINING

Embody Carolina educates Tar Heels on how to identify and support someone with an eating disorder. The organization is hosting its February training at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Register at Embody Carolina.

2/13 – SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION OF “13TH”

The Sonja Haynes Stones Center for Black Culture and History is hosting a screening of “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed documentary on incarceration and racial inequality, 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Stone Center Auditorium. A post-screening discussion panel featuring experts from the Triangle area will follow. This event is free for all to attend. See the flier for more information.

2/13 – Honors Carolina Healthcare’s Seven Dirty Words lecture

Honors Carolina presents the Frank Porter Graham lecture, Healthcare’s Seven Dirty Words, with Elizabeth G. Taylor, executive director of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). The lecture is at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the FedEx Global Education Center. NHeLP is a nationally recognized legal nonprofit dedicated to protecting and advancing the health rights of low income and under-served individuals.

2/15 – Mental Health Ambassador training application

UNC-Chapel Hill Mental Health Ambassadors (MHA) promote conversation around mental health, facilitate support networks and present educative programming on the UNC campus. MHA was formed in 2017 with a vision of helping students support students, and it partners with CAPS, the School of Social Work and Dean of Students. Ambassadors will be trained in Mental Health First Aid USA. Apply by Feb. 15 using the MHA form.

2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture

The Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the 14th annual African-American History Month Lecture at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The lecture, Why Black Lives Do Not Matter: Rethinking the Origins of the USA, will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Stone Center’s Hitchcock room. Visit the Stone Center for more information.

2/22 – Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies

The 24th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies will feature Zia Haider Rahman, author of “Brexit: The Reckoning.” The lecture is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in Hyde Hall’s University Room; a reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

2/25 – Voices of Freedom: Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Gospel singer, educator and historian Mary D. Williams will perform an aural history tour of the music from the civil rights movement 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Friday Center. The event is free to the public. Registration is requested. Call 919-962-3000, or email conferencecenter@unc.edu to register.

Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

The winning photographs of the 18th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition are now on display in the FedEx Global Education Center until July 20, 2018. For more information about the exhibition, see the flier.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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 Feb. 21 – Mar. 7 and Mar. 7 – April 11. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky..

VOLUNTEER WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER

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.

ENRICH ELL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Enrich ELL offers free one-on-one English classes to adults in the local community. Volunteers meet 7 – 8 p.m. on Mondays at the Chapel Hill Public Library and Wednesdays at Hargraves Community Center. Carpool is provided and no prior experience is necessary. If interested, email Kaitlyn Lightfoot.

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.

Volunteer for the Center for Latino Health

UNC’s Center for Latino Health (CELAH) needs bilingual volunteers to assist patients in navigating the UNC system in Latino health clinics, recruiting patients for research studies, assisting communication during registration and participating in community events as representatives of UNC CELAH. If interested, contact Claudia Rojas.

Be a counselor at Camp AmeriKids

Camp AmeriKids provides a traditional residential summer camp experience to children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease. Caring, responsible, energetic and fun volunteers are needed to serve as counselors Aug. 4-11. Camp is located in Warwick, New York and room and board is included. For more information, visit The Elm Project.

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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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