Engage at UNCW:
- American Red Cross Blood Drives *sponsor code UNCW
- Voter Registration Information
- First Year Commitment to Service
- Chancellor's Office of Community Partnerships
- North Carolina Campus Compact
- Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations
- Wilmington NC Chamber of Commerce
How Altruism Could Get You Hired
An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2013/08/07/how-altruism-could-help-get-you-hired/
Give the Gift of Life, Donate Blood
Upcoming Blood Drives in Warwick at UNCW:
Tuesday December 3, 2013: 11am-4pm
Thursday January 30, 2014: 10:30am-4pm
Wednesday February 19, 2014: 10:30am-4pm
Thursday March 27, 2014: 11am-4pm
Wednesday April 9, 2014: 10:30am-4pm
Appointments are strongly preferred, but walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. To make an appointment, go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation and enter sponsor code UNCW.
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program
The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. CHC is a bi-partisan organization committed to making access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food a national priority. Every year, we look for promising young leaders who care about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities across the nation. Our national initiative, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, trains, inspires and sustains a tight-knit community of emerging leaders committed to social justice. The program provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty, work with community-based and national leaders, deepen their analysis around poverty and develop leadership skills. Each year, 16- 20 Emerson National Hunger Fellows help shape and implement local social justice programs all over the U.S. and then research and support national policy initiatives in Washington, DC.
Participants are selected for this eleven-month program based on the criteria below. Fellows are placed for five months with urban and rural community organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grassroots organizing groups, food banks, advocacy organizations, economic development agencies, and local government offices. They then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the year with five months of work at advocacy and public policy organizations involved in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work at the national level. This unique program allows Fellows to bridge community grassroots efforts and national public policy. Applications are encouraged from candidates reflecting diverse educational, cultural, personal and experiential backgrounds.
A living allowance of $16,000, health insurance, travel expenses, housing in the field, a $4,000 housing stipend in D.C., a $3,500 end of service award, relocation subsidies, professional development training opportunities, membership in a learning community of fellow Fellows, connection to an extensive network of alumni, partners, and experts, experience with community and policy leaders, training, mentoring, and leadership development, and experience in project management are included.
The application deadline for the 2014 – 2015 program is January 13, 2014. MORE INFORMATION
- Commitment to social justice
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills
- Commitment to anti-racism
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Flexibility and ability to adjust to new situations
- Creativity and initiative in problem solving
- Willingness to learn from experts in the field, and commitment to the search for new models in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work
- Enthusiasm for peer learning in a tight-knit community of Fellows
Semifinalist selection will be complete by mid-February; interviews will be scheduled in Washington, D.C. in March; and final selection decisions will be made in April. Hunger Fellows arrive in D.C. for Orientation and Field Training in late August 2014.
For more information about the Program and for details on the application process, please visit our website: http://www.emersonapplication.org. If you have questions, please email email@example.com or call (202) 547-7022 ext. 29
Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
June 8 – August 1, APPLY by Dec. 9th for a 5% tuition discount, www.DCinternships.org/IPVS
Summer of Service Program Components:
• Internships- Competitive placements with local and national nonprofit organizations
• Classes- Up to 9 transferrable, accredited courses in ethics and government from George Mason University
• Housing- Roommate matching & furnished apartments on George Washington University’s downtown campus
• Scholarships- More than 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need • Leadership & Professional Development- Mentoring and career building activities including seminars, site briefings, and guest lectures
• Community Involvement- Hands on service projects, fundraising activities and visits to local nonprofit facilities If you are ready to make a difference this summer, then please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPVS to learn more and start an application! If you have questions please contact IPVS Manager, Kristen Wright by email at IPVS@tfas.org or by phone at 202.986.0384.
Fellowships and Internships for students interested in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector!!!
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians by building an inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant state. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $350 million to statewide, regional, and community-based organizations in all 100 counties in North Carolina. Every year, ZSR offers exciting employment opportunities for North Carolina college students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. Please see the following documents for more information:
UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference & Business Plan Competition
The 2014 UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference will be an opportunity for students at UNC campuses to learn from engaging speakers about topics relevant to social entrepreneurship and present their ideas for innovative, sustainable, business-oriented solutions to problems in communities across our state. Last year’s conference brought more than 500 participants together at NCA&T to learn from Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus, UNC President Tom Ross, and hear social enterprise proposals from student teams representing all 17 UNC campuses. To learn more about the conference and the business plan competition, go to: http://www.northcarolina.edu/sec/index.htm
For more information, please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement at 910-962-3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.