Dec. 2, 2019

 

Dec. 2, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are grateful for each one of you and your commitment to (or interest in!) public service.

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes this newsletter to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. To stay even more connected to public service and engagement at Carolina, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

If you’d like to get involved with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in North Carolina, you can find donation and volunteer opportunities at the state-run Volunteer N.C. website.

CCPS doesn’t endorse or sponsor any listings below except those under “Opportunities at CCPS.”

Table of Contents

OPPORTUNITIES AT CCPS
TODAY – Apply for the MacDonald Community Fellowship
12/13 – Apply for Desai Travel Grant
1/15 – Apply for the Davis Projects for Peace Award
2/7 – Apply for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2/7 – Submit nominations for Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards
2/7 – Submit nominations for Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Submit nominations for Ned Brooks Award
Faculty/instructors: Need money for a service-learning course?
Apply for a grant to support your disaster recovery project
Service Partnership Mini-Grants
Faculty/staff: Create a profile in the new engaged scholarship directory

INTERNSHIPS, JOBS, FUNDING AND AWARDS
1/6 – Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship
1/8 – Serve as a college adviser with the Carolina College Advising Corps
1/10 – For professionals: Application for 2020 Clinical Scholars program opens
3/18 – Apply for Faculty Scholars program for the Carolina Women’s Center
Crisis hotline internships and volunteering

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
12/5 – Apply for the North Carolina Fellows Program
12/5 – Alternative Spring Break in Miami with UNC Hillel
TABLE Needs Team Leaders for spring 2020
1/7 and 1/21 – Carolina Navigators Global Service Learning Experience
2/5 – Register for social change competition
2/14-2/16 – Housing volunteers needed for Social Justice Conference
Bike across the country and benefit affordable housing
Happy Kids Healthy Kids looking for volunteers
Volunteer with a Hillsborough food pantry
Volunteer with Democracy NC to support voting rights

OPPORTUNITIES AT CCPS

TODAY – Apply for the MacDonald Community Fellowship
The MacDonald Community Fellowship provides selected students with funding, mentorship and support to create and implement a signature service project during their junior and/or senior year. Priority is given to recipients of community service scholarships administered by CCPS, but we will also consider applications from other students with significant community partnership. BPSS participants who have logged at least 30 hours with the same community partner are now eligible to apply. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by the end of today, Dec. 2.

12/13 – Apply for Desai Travel Grant
The J. Desai Global Service-Learning Travel Grant is used to defray travel costs for APPLES program participants who are extending their work with communities abroad. $500 grants are typically given to two recipients each year. Grant recipients must be undergraduate students, have a current or previous APPLES experience and show a demonstrated commitment to academics. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Friday, Dec. 13.

1/15 – Apply for the 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. The program invites students to design grassroots projects to implement during the summer. Selected projects are funded with $10,000 each. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 15.

2/7 – Apply for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
The Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship will provide a $1,900 award to support field study and engaged research in environmental areas at field sites, preferably abroad. Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the UNC-Chapel Hill continuing their studies at Carolina in the semester following their fellowship. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 7.

2/7 – Submit nominations for Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. 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. Nominations are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – Submit nominations for 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. 21. Nominations are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – Submit nominations for Ned Brooks Award
The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout their career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by Feb. 7. Online nominations will be accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Recipients will receive a $1,200 award.

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.

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, JOBS, FUNDING & AWARDS

1/6 – Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship
The ZSR Fellowship is a two-year, full-time, paid fellowship at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (in Winston-Salem) for a recent college graduate or a graduating senior who is in interested in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. Eligible candidates must be a native or resident of North Carolina and/or graduate of an accredited North Carolina college/university. Application deadline is noon on Jan. 6.

1/8 – Serve as a college adviser with the Carolina College Advising Corps
The Carolina College Advising Corps is a college access program housed in the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The organization is recruiting graduating seniors, as well as recent graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill, to serve as near-peer college advisers in underresourced public high schools across the state of North Carolina. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted until Jan. 8.

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.”

Crisis hotline internships and volunteering
HopeLine is a family of confidential services that provides a crisis hotline, textline and a daily wellness check-in call program in the Triangle. HopeLine helps callers in all types of crises. Crisis line volunteering and internship opportunities are great for those interested in psychology, social work, counseling and other human services fields. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

12/5 – Apply for the North Carolina Fellows Program
The North Carolina Fellows Program has been providing leadership development to students on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus since 1968. The cohort-based program helps young leaders to build community and interpersonal awareness and to effect change in their communities. All first-years are eligible to apply. Applications are open now until Dec. 5.
Email the organization if you have any questions.

12/5 – Alternative Spring Break in Miami with UNC Hillel
Spend spring break in Miami with UNC Hillel learning about education, food and racial injustice. Hillel’s Alternative Spring Break participants will be immersed in volunteer work around Miami, including a soup kitchen and an after-school tutoring program. This week-long program will enable participants to gain hands-on service experience while learning about what Judaism has to says about repairing the world. Apply online by Dec. 5.

TABLE Needs Team Leaders for spring 2020
TABLE is looking for SnackChef Team Leaders: volunteers to help lead a weekly nutrition education program at a local community center. SnackChef is a fun and interactive way to teach kids about healthy eating and habits. Each week, you will help teach a nutrition lesson, lead an interactive activity and then teach kids how to make a healthy snack. One 1.5-hour shift each week. Email Michelle Perry for more info.

1/7 and 1/21 – Carolina Navigators Global Service Learning Experience
Carolina Navigators is a selective global service-learning program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their intercultural knowledge by creating global education resources for K-12 students and educators in NC. Non-APPLES students must apply by Jan. 7, and APPLES students must apply by Jan. 21 through the Carolina Navigators Google form.

2/5 – Register for social change competition
Interested in social or environmental change? Register for Map the System, a global competition challenging you to research issues from a systems perspective. Finalists present at the University of Oxford for cash prizes, with all expenses covered. If you have any questions, email the organization.

2/14-2/16 – Housing volunteers needed for Social Justice Conference
The Catalyst Conference is hosting its annual Social Justice Conference for high school students from across North Carolina Feb. 14-16. If you will be living on campus in the spring 2020 semester, you can earn 24 academic service hours by providing housing for these students for the nights of Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Students will arrive around 10:30 p.m. each night and leave by 8 a.m. the next morning. Apply online!

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.

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/>.

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