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Part of UNCG’s Rawkin’ Welcome Week, Spartan Service Day takes place on Saturday, August 24 from 8:30am – 12:30pm. We provide the transportation, the community provides the service projects, and you make the commitment. Join your fellow Spartans and the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning in a UNCG tradition!
Questions? Contact OLSL at email@example.com
Why serve in the summer?
- At times it is challenging to fit service into hectic fall and spring schedules – try serving in the summer
- The weather in NC is gorgeous – get outside and serve
- Meet new people, have fun, and learn
- Numerous summer events means lots of need for volunteers
- Many of the area college students head home for the summer leaving fewer numbers of volunteers in the Triad, so community organizations need you now
- UNCG’s community partners are addressing needs year-round – get engaged!
Check out OLSL’s new Democratic Engagement page! It is packed full of information in regards to being an engaged citizen in your community! Click here to see it!
Click here to take the Engaged Citizen Quiz!
UNCG senior Williams honored for community service
“WILMINGTON, NC – UNC Greensboro senior Frannie Williams is one of seventeen students across the state to receive the 2012 Community Impact Award. Given by North Carolina Campus Compact, the award recognizes college students who make significant, innovative efforts to address local community needs.
Williams is a model of engagement both in and outside the classroom. She was a resident in the service-themed living community on-campus and a peer academic leader for a service-learning course. As a student coordinator with the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, Williams has trained over 100 students in the reflection process integral to the service-learning approach. In addition to volunteering with local non-profits, Williams mentors a group of international students from China, working to engage these students in meaningful community service during their stay in the U.S. Williams is from Concord, NC.”
Find the full press release here PressRelease_UNCG_Williams
UNCG is featuring Aisha’s combined study abroad and service experience building shelters in Peruvian villages. Aisha has a passion for giving back to society and it shows with everything she has done during her college career. She has participated in nine UNCG service trips with OLSL and has been a trip coordinator for three of those. Aisha will be leading a service trip this January focusing on awareness about poverty in America. Along with her service experiences, Aisha still makes time for her education. “’Education is how I show my appreciation for the people who fought for me to be here,’ Aisha says” (Spencer). Aisha is a member of Lloyd International Honors College, Red Robin Scholar, and is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. She will be graduating this year with a degree in political science with minors in Spanish and sociology. Aisha is awaiting decisions on her City Year Americorps and her Fulbright International Exchange Program applications to decide exactly what awaits her immediately after she graduates.
The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning is pleased to announce a new faculty fellow program for 2012-13. The faculty fellows program promotes faculty development and the scholarship of engagement by integrating community outreach with teaching, scholarship and service. The primary responsibility of the 2012-13 faculty fellow will be to establish a Faculty Engaged Pedagogy Learning Community. This one-year program is designed to increase the quality and quantityof service-learning courses, develop faculty leadership and promote advocacy for service-learning. Benefits include $1,750 in add-pay per semester and up to $1,500 to present at a national conference related to the fellow’s community engaged work. For a position description and application, please contact Dr. Kristin Moretto, assistant director for service-learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.