Funding Priority

Engaging Students in Transformational Learning Experiences Through Service

Funds to inspire, create and deliver exceptional experiential education that will advance the new learning imperative while at the same time addressing local and global challenges. Critical areas of focus include: service-learning course development, implementation and support; paid internships; alternative breaks; other experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.

Carolina Center for Public Service

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    Honoring Carolina’s commitment to service

    "Thanks to [the Buckleys], we can support more students committed to public service..."


    CCPS: ‘Of the Public, for the Public’

    For the past 20 years, the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) has elevated the University’s commitment to meeting the needs of North Carolinians. 


    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.