OPPORTUNITIES AT CCPS
Deadline TODAY – Apply for an APPLES Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
The ASB program takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Trip focus areas include: rural communities, urban communities, civil rights, disaster relief and Latinx communities. To learn more, visit our website. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by today, Nov. 4.
11/8 – Submit a proposal for the Connect, Engage, Transform Conference
CCPS and partners are hosting the Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships conference to bring together stakeholders from North Carolina’s rural communities and UNC-Chapel Hill to highlight and encourage authentic, effective and sustainable collaborations for the public good. We are currently accepting presentation proposals from teams of active and innovative academic and community partners who are working for the advancement of North Carolina’s rural communities. For more information, visit the conference webpage. You can submit a proposal online.
Faculty/Instructors: Do you need money to start or improve a service-learning course?
Applications are currently open for faculty and instructors to apply for a Course Development Grant. These awards of up to $5,000 are provided to help you develop a new or modify an existing service-learning course. We accept applications on a rolling basis through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.
Apply for a grant to support your disaster recovery project
CCPS manages a Disaster Relief Fund to support ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in North Carolina. We provide grants of up to $5,000 to enable project-based public service efforts by UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff and faculty. To apply, visit the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. All projects should be conducted with a community partner and address a stated need of the community. While proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, CCPS will review project grants at the following deadlines: Dec. 5 and Feb. 28. For questions, email Kate Palmer or call 919-843-6616.
Additionally, CCPS offers grants of up to $1,000 for disaster relief trips. Carolina students, faculty and staff can apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Faculty and staff may be eligible to use Community Service Leave hours for relief trips.
New Service Partnership Mini-Grants
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, CCPS is offering Service Partnership Mini-Grants to Carolina students. We intend for these mini-grants, which range from $150-300, to help build deeper connections between Carolina students and off-campus community partners by funding project- or event-based collaborations. Apply online though the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal, and email Ryan Nilsen with questions.
Faculty/staff: Create a profile in the new engaged scholarship directory
The Community Engaged Scholars Directory showcases faculty and staff from across UNC-Chapel Hill who conduct community-engaged scholarship. We hope this directory will draw attention to engaged scholarship at Carolina and help foster university-wide connections surrounding engagement. If you’re a Carolina faculty or staff member whose work is community-engaged, please consider registering yourself in the directory! We encourage all Carolina constituents to use this directory as a resource for connecting with others committed to engaging communities through their research and teaching.
INTERNSHIPS, FUNDING & AWARDS
11/17 – Apply for summer internship in Uganda
Apply for a summer internship through Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda, a Campus Y committee that focuses on growing sustainable, grassroots initiatives in Uganda. This year, the six- to eight-week internships are in public health, education and agriculture sectors. The application closes Nov. 17. If you have any questions, email the committee.
1/10 – For professionals: Application for 2020 Clinical Scholars program opens
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars is a national leadership development program for experienced health practitioners. Teams of three to five scholars will design a project to address a complex health problem in their discipline area. Teams receive an annual grant funding up to $525,000 so members can participate in the three-year program at no cost to themselves or their organizations. Visit the website to view applicant criteria. The application opens Jan. 10. For any questions, email Melissa Green.
3/18 – Apply for Faculty Scholars program for the Carolina Women’s Center
The Carolina Women’s Center is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Faculty Scholars Program. The program awards three separate grants of $10,000 each to support scholarly, engaged or creative research on topics related to women, sex, gender equity and/or all intersections of gender. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. Visit the CWC website for more information on applicant criteria. For any questions, send an email with the subject line “Faculty Scholar grant question.”
11/8 – Participate in UNC’s Dance Marathon
The UNC Dance Marathon is a 24-hour (and 12-hour), no sitting, no sleeping event on March 20-21 benefiting the patients and families of UNC Children’s. UNCDM is a service opportunity, but it’s much more than a fundraising eﬀort. It’s an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself! Register online by Nov. 8 and contact Kalina MacKay with questions.
11/10 – Student organizations needed for household supply drive
The Branching Out program of Families Moving Forward assists families transitioning out of homelessness into permanent housing. The annual supply drive collects household items such as paper towels and Windex to provide to clients. If your organization would like to make a real impact for local families by collecting items, please contact Lawrence McBride by Nov. 10.
Bike across the country and benefit affordable housing
Are you looking for a valuable way to spend your summer? Bike & Build is a nonprofit that organizes cross-country and regional cycling trips for young adults (ages 18-29) to benefit affordable housing. Teams bike together, stopping every 3-5 days to build affordable homes for families across the country. 2020 applications are open! Apply today to see the country by bike, give back and make lifelong memories.
Happy Kids Healthy Kids looking for volunteers
Happy Kids Healthy Kids goes to surrounding elementary and middle schools to help teach healthy eating habits, exercise and body positivity to children. If you’re interested in working with children or teaching healthy habits, Happy Kids Healthy Kids is the club for that. To get involved, email Justin Clark.
Volunteer with a Hillsborough food pantry
Volunteer at the Hillsborough Church of God Food pantry, which serves on average 245 families and a total of 675 people each month. The pantry serves vulnerable populations that include female-headed single parent households, people experiencing homelessness, people struggling with alcohol and substance dependence, survivors of domestic violence, migrants and low-income families. Volunteers can contribute up to 10 hours per week. If interested, contact Jennifer at 919-448-4229. Address: 2412 NC Highway 86 S, Hillsborough, NC 27278.
Public health nonprofit seeks communications professionals
MiracleFeet, a Chapel Hill-based international public health nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to clubfoot treatment in low-income countries, is seeking to fill two marketing/communications positions: a marketing and communications manager and a senior writer and content producer. Visit the website to read more about the job descriptions and application instructions.
Volunteer with Democracy NC to support voting rights
Volunteer tasks include: voter education research projects; data entry; making event turn out, get out the vote and issue advocacy texts and calls; support tasks; and serving as a nonpartisan poll monitor on Election Day. Please contact Juliana for more information. A typical shift is two hours on weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Democracy NC’s Durham office</a/>.
Attend Wednesdays at the Y leadership workshops
Wednesdays at the Y is a leadership series aimed at helping you lead your committee, campaign or venture to sustainable success. Join every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m in the Campus Y’s Anne Queen Lounge. Food will be provided. Find out this week’s topic and speaker online.
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