Carolina Center for Public Service

The Carolina Center for Public Service engages and supports the faculty, students, and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in meeting the needs of North Carolina and beyond. The Center strengthens the University’s public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.

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Student holding class online

Serving across a Spectrum

Students completing service projects in partnership with communities affected by ASD


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.