Every academic year, we partner with 6-12 undergraduate, graduate, or professional UNC courses to provide service-learning experiences and/or guidance for capstone team projects and practicums. Students learn about the history, values, and traditions of the neighborhoods we work with while engaging in service and advocacy for and alongside the community. Through collaborating with local leaders on grassroots social justice efforts, UNC students develop leadership skills, intercultural competence, and an understanding of meaningful public service.
Service opportunities include:
- Fighting neighborhood food insecurity through packing and delivering grocery boxes to 60+ households weekly
- Advancing community journalism by delivering the monthly newsletter The Northside News to 750 households and businesses in Northside, Pine Knolls, and Tin Top
- Tutoring and engaging with students at the Craig/Gomains Boys and Girls Club, the Hargraves Community Center, and the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association
- Volunteering at neighborhood celebrations and events held by our community partners
- Preserving neighborhood history through creating abstracts, transcripts, and tape logs for oral history interviews
We have also worked with capstone teams from several UNC programs, including Health Behavior, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Communications, and Geography.
To learn more about previous service-learning course partnerships, capstone team projects, and practicums, view the annual Student Affairs Reports here.