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What's the Difference? Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurship - An interactive Workshop about Social Entrepreneurship and Service Learning

Join us on Thursday, September 28th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (803 S Collge Road) for an interactive discussion abou thte connections between Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and nonprofits. A panel of UNCW and community experts will be present to kick start your ideas and help you find out how to get involved! Panelists include Natasha Davis (Quality Enhancements for Nonprofits, UNCW), Katrina Harrell (Business Development Strategist and co-Founder of The LAUNCH Project), David Morrison (Nonprofit Advisor-in-Residence for CIE, UNCW), Carmine Black (HALF UNITED), and moderated by Jess Boersma (ETEAL, UNCW).

For more information, check out our Event Flyer (pdf)

To register or for questions, contact the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at  

New! The Fall 2017 ETEAL Request for Proposals is here!

The new Fall 2017 ETEAL RFP is here and you can now apply for funding for applied learning experiences, receiving up to $3,500 for each project. ETEAL funds over 30 projects each year from departments and offices across UNCW, supporting faculty and staff as they construct and carry out their applied learning projects. If you have a new applied learning idea that you've always wanted to, or if you're looking to expand and improve an existing project, grab a copy of our RFP and Proposal Guide below and apply for ETEAL Funding by Friday, September 29th!

Fall 2017 ETEAL Request for Proposals and Proposal Guide (.doc)

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Applied Learning In Action

Paws4People - Changing Lives

Every year, UNCW students in applied learning projects have the opportunity to positively impact our community while gaining valuable skills and experience. The Assistance Dog Training Program, led by Kyria Henry, gives our students the chance to train and work with service dogs that will go on to assist disabled veterans and community members. In Spring 2014, the Assistance Dog Training Program received ETEAL support and each year the program is providing high-impact applied learning experiences for students and changing the lives of our community members.

UNCW Community Engagement and the Wilmington Police Activities League (PAL)

Each year UNCW provides our students with numerous high-impact, applied community engagement projects that allow our students to apply the things they learn in their courses to real problems facing the Wilmington community. These projects often develop into long-standing partnerships between the University and the community, as we see in the Wilmington Police Athletics League.

Laura Spivey, an instructor in UNCW's School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and previous ETEAL-funded instructor, has been working with the Police Activities League to guide UNCW students through this community engagement project. You can learn more about the Police Activities League and their partnership with UNCW in the video below:

UNCW Community Engagement: Police Activities League (PAL) from UNCW Ofc of Univ Relations on Vimeo.