Public Service News 4/2/2018

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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

4/6 – Alternative Break graduate assistant application
5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning registration

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

4/2 – Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows Program
4/8 – Triangle Health Innovation Challenge executive team
4/13 – Campus Y executive team
4/15 – Promoting Innovations and Collaborations in Health leadership team
Public Impact internship
Duke TIP Summer Studies Program

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/3 – Empowering Students of Spanish through Community Engagement Courses
4/4 – School of Social Work postgraduate information session
4/5 – Writer’s Discussion Series
4/5 – Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership
4/16 – Natural Hazards Resilience Speaker Series
5/3 – 4 – Community-Campus Partnerships for Health training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/6 – 7 – Volunteers needed for art show
Play music at assisted living healthcare facilities
Volunteer with TABLE

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/6 – Alternative Break graduate assistant application

APPLES Service-Learning seeks a graduate student with an interest in service-learning to assist in supporting its alternative break programs. The graduate assistant position will work with 16 alternative break experiences through fall, winter and spring break programs. This role will combine advising, administration and program support responsibilities. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to apples@unc.edu with GA Application in the subject line by April 6.

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning registration

The annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is set for 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 15 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 2518 A-B. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. This event is free, but space is limited. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Register by May 10 at UNC Event Registration. Contact Becca Bender with questions.

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

4/2 – Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows Program

The deadline to apply is for the Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows program is 5 p.m. Monday, April 2. Recipients will be selected based on scholarship, a record of on and off-campus participation in service/social justice activities, clarity in describing program participation objectives, and recommendations. For questions, contact Chris Wallace.

4/8 – Triangle Health Innovation Challenge executive team applications

The Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC) is seeking undergraduate and graduate students at UNC, Duke and North Carolina State University to join its executive planning team for 2019. THInC is a medical hack-a-thon that brings together students and young professionals for a weekend to tackle and build innovative solutions for the biggest challenges in health. Apply by April 8.

4/13 – Campus Y executive team

The Campus Y seeks passionate students to support its mission of advancing social justice in our community. Available positions include the development committee, the communications team, The Arc editor-in-chief, co-leader for the First-Year Council and finance assistant. Apply online by April 13.

4/15 – Promoting Innovations and Collaborations in Health leadership team

Promoting Innovations and Collaborations in Health (PI+CH) seeks students to apply for its 2018-2019 executive board team. PI+CH is a growing student organization dedicated to promoting health innovation with social impact. Learn more and apply by April 15.

Public Impact internships

Public Impact offers paid internships for data analyst, media assistant, consulting and education policy analysis positions. For details, visit Public Impact. The office is located in downtown Carrboro. The staff is increasingly diverse, and every team member has a manager for professional guidance and support.

Duke TIP Summer Studies Program

The Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) offers undergraduate level coursework to highly gifted middle and high school students at university sites across the Southeast and beyond. Duke TIP seeks content specialists to serve as instructors and instructional assistants during June and/or July for its Summer Studies Program. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework, professional experience and/or teaching experience. The instructional assistant position requires completion of at least two years of college. Duke TIP provides pedagogical training and support throughout your term of employment, therefore teaching experience is not required.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/3 – Empowering Students of Spanish through Community Engagement Courses

The Department of Romance Studies presents Lucia Osa-Melero, assistant professor from Duqesne University, who will talk about Empowering Students of Spanish through Community Engagement Courses, at 5 p.m. April 3 in Dey Hall, Toy Lounge. The talk will focus on empirical research supporting the positive value of community-engaged learning in the foreign language classroom.

4/4 – School of Social Work postgraduate information session

The UNC Sociology Club is partnering with the School of Social Work to host an information session on postgraduate opportunities 6 – 7 p.m. April 4 in Hamilton Hall, room 271. All majors are welcome to attend. RSVP is encouraged, but not required.

4/5 – Writer’s Discussion Series

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center will present the last Writer’s Discussion Series of the semester at 3:30 p.m. April 5 in Bull’s Head Book Shop. Pablo F. Gomez will discuss his book, “The Experiential Caribbean – Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic,” which examines strategies Caribbean people used to create authoritative, experiential-based knowledge about the human body and the natural world during the 17th century.

4/5 – Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership

Carolina for Kibera and the UNC Institute of Politics will host a panel event, Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership, 6 – 7 p.m. April 5 at Wilson Library in the Pleasants Family Room. Hear from Kenyan women to learn about issues facing girls and women today across Africa: access to education, economic opportunity, water and sanitation, reproductive health and rights, maternal and child health, child marriage, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence and gender equality.

4/16 – Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series

The Coastal Resilience Center will present a talk with FEMA administrator Brock Long 4 – 5 p.m. Monday, April 16 as part of its Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series. Long began his service as the administrator in June 2017 and has more than 16 years of experience assisting and supporting governments at the local, state and federal levels with building robust emergency management and public health preparedness programs. The event is free.

5/3 – 4 – Community-Campus Partnerships for Health training

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health will host its second two-day intensive training, Structural Inequalities: An On the Ground View, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. May 3 – 4 in the Rizzo Center. The training will offer participants an understanding and skills needed to address structural inequality. Participants will explore the roots of structural inequality and discuss how to address them. There will be a deeper focus on the role of partnership engagement in dismantling inequality.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/6 & 7 – Volunteers needed for art show

The Youth Community Project needs volunteers to assist with its art show at Frank Gallery’s outreach gallery. The show will feature a collection of artwork from students attending local high schools and will run from April 6 – 27. To volunteer, contact Ivy Smith.

Play music at assisted living healthcare facilities

Heeling in Harmony seeks volunteers to play music at assisted living healthcare facilities. Heeling in Harmony is a music performance-based organization serving healthcare centers in the Triangle to promote healing and improve the quality of life of residents through music. Organizational volunteers are also needed, and musical experience is not required to volunteer. To get involved, attend a group meeting 6 – 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in Hill Hall. Contact Thoai Vu for more information.

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.

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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.

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