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New! Apply for Sustainability 2.0 Funding to enhance & continue your ETEAL or SURCA project!

If you're a faculty or staff member who has successfully completed an ETEAL or SURCA funded project in the past, you could be eligible for additional funding through the Sustainability 2.0 award initiative. Sustainability 2.0 awards are designed to help previous and ongoing applied learning projects to enhance, expand, or increase the impact of those initiatives. You can pick up your Sustainability 2.0 application below and if you have any questions about the awards or your eligibility, please contact

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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.