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August 2014 Community Service Trip

Students interested in traveling to Atlanta, GA to work with City of Refuge: Restoration ATL are invited to sign up in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement! This service trip from August 8th- August 12th will allow students to engage at a homeless shelter serving women and children. The cost of the trip is only $150 to cover meals, lodging, and transportation!

To sign up, stop by our office in the Fisher Center 2029. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot and can be paid by cash, check or money order. For more information, contact Jaime Russell


Be recognized for your Community Service & Philanthropy activities!

Take a moment to submit your Community Service and Philanthropy hours in the Engagement Hours Reporting System. We are collecting all hours from the 2013-2014 academic year until the end of June!

The Engagement Hours Reporting System helps you keep track of your service activities for the duration of your time at UNCW and allows us to share your hard work in university reporting.


Have you taken the Graduation Pledge?

The graduation pledge is for all Seniors as they prepare to graduate. Those who choose to take the pledge join seniors from all over the country who wish to make a commitment to being a part of shaping a better citizenry and work through their employment, awareness, and advocacy. Learn more about the pledge here.

If you signed the pledge at Seahawk Salute and did not receive a pin for your robes, please stop by our office


Thanks for a great Young at Heart Social!

Thank you to the volunteers, caregivers, performers and guests who attended our 20th Annual Young at Heart Social. The event was a spectacular success, which would not have been possible without YOU!

We had the priviledge of hosting approximately 50 senior adults and friends at the dance. We had fun at the photo booths and danced the night away to great music provided by the Dusty Long Jazz Band.

Check out the photo album from the event on our Facebook page and Like our page for information on upcoming events and to follow our projects!


Take "Nonprofit Leadership Experience" this Summer with Dr. Brudney!

Are you planning on staying in Wilmington for classes this summer? If so, consider taking PLS 492/592 “Nonprofit Leadership Experience”. Taught by Dr. Jeff Brudney, this course offers students the opportunity to build résumés while earning course credit, learn valuable leadership skills and receive professional mentoring, get involved with a local nonprofit organization of their choice, and network with community leaders.  You can also learn about the class by viewing this brief film (external link).

Nonprofit Leadership Experience summer course flier


Internship opportunity with The Institute for Emerging Issues

The Institute for Emerging Issues has announced two openings for recent graduates to work as Emerging Leaders Fellows. If you are a recent graduate who is interested in public policy or looking for public service opportunities in NC, this position may be for you!

IEI is a collaborative “think-and-do tank” focused on tackling big issues that affect North Carolina’s future growth and prosperity. From energy, to fiscal modernization, to improving our systems of higher education, IEI takes the lead in convening state leaders from business, higher education and government to address these issues early to prepare for future challenges and opportunities.

To learn more about the requirements for candidates and the compensation package, visit their website (external link).


The 2014 Spring Break Trip to Atlanta was a success!

10 UNCW students and Assistant Director, Jaime Russell, stayed at City of Refuge in Atlanta, GA for the week of Spring Break. The City of Refuge is a non-profit organization dedicated to community development efforts that lead to the stability and sustainability of the local community.

City of Refuge is a place "Where Good Works" to effect positive, lasting, meaningful, tangible, transformational change in the lives it touches- whoever they may be and from wherever they may come, rich or poor.

Learn more about Refuge ATL by visiting their website.

Learn about the work of our students by reading their blog: http://uncwcityofrefuge.blogspot.com/


We have numerous new community service opportunities available for students!

Visit our Ongoing Projects page to view events and jobs with The Carousel Center, the PaSS Reading Buddies program, North Carolina Azalea Festival, and more!

Take a look back at Fall 2013!

Stop Hunger Now...

We hosted 1,350 volunteers and packaged 285,000 meals that are being sent to Swaziland, Africa. We also collected 1,934 pounds of food that we donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina! Thank you to everyone who contributed!


We were able to provide Thanksgiving meals to 40 families in the Wilmington area because of the generosity of the UNCW community.

Angel Tree...

We were able to provide Holiday Gifts to 106 children in foster care through the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Homes because of the generosity of the UNCW Community.

Thank you Seahawks!


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