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Applying Research Expertise for the Benefit of North Carolina and Beyond

Funds for research and accessible scholarly activities that utilize innovative models of partnership and collaboration among and between North Carolina communities and University faculty, students and staff. Other opportunities include assistantships for graduate and professional students.

Carolina Center for Public Service

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    Learning From Peers, Seeing New Possibilities

    "It has helped me see possibilities I hadn't envisioned before."


    It takes a neighborhood

    "Out there, we are all one."


    A Spring Break of Service

    Since 2009, Vicki Mercer, an associate professor of physical therapy in the UNC School of Medicine, has taken students — studying either physical therapy, nursing or public health — to Tyrrell County, one of the poorest and most rural counties in the state, for spring break.


    Seeking Better Connection

    When Dr. Coretta Jenerette noticed that patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) were being stigmatized as drug-seeking, she took action.


    Murdock family supports students serving communities

    “It’s so important to do everything we can to be actively involved in our communities and to contribute to improving the parts of society that may need some extra attention.”


    Community Engagement Fellow advocates for sexual violence survivors

    UNC Graduate student develops trauma informed care training for medical providers in partnership with the orange county rape crisis center.