Board is comprised of faculty
members, university administrators,
community partners, and students who
work with APPLES organizers and staff
in developing ideas and projects.
This group provides great insight
to both the requirements of the academic
experience, as well as the needs of
Break Programs occur during fall,
winter and spring breaks, which provide
an avenue for students to perform
service activities across North Carolina
and throughout the region. Student
leaders lead each group on the trip.
(Assisting People in Planning Learning
Experiences in Service)
APPLES is a student-led program that
builds sustainable, service-learning
partnerships among students, faculty
and communities in North Carolina
and beyond. By engaging all partners
in an enriched, community-based curriculum,
our experiential programs foster socially
aware and civically involved students.
Partners are non-profit or governmental
organizations throughout the surrounding
communities where students volunteer
as part of their academic curriculum.
Service that is conducted in the community
and does not have a structured academic
component. Although student learning
may occur through such service, it
does not have the tie to or the focus
on academic curriculum that service-learning
are designed to fund supplementary
materials for enhancement projects
in service-learning courses. Grants
of up to $1,000 are available each
semester. They may be used for items
such as books and supplies, conference
registration and travel, field trips,
interns are provided with a unique,
intense experience in service for
either the spring semester or summer
break. Students intern at a variety
of nonprofit and governmental agencies,
earning a stipend and 3 hours of academic
are students who volunteer as committee
chairs and members for the various
programs that APPLES offers. APPLES
is student-run, so these organizers
are the ones who shape the various
is often defined by APPLES as the
hyphen between “service”
and “learning”. Reflection
sessions are an integral part of the
service-learning process, as they
provide a means to combine what a
service-learning volunteer is learning
through their academic coursework
with what is being gained from their
- A method by which
students learn through active participation
in thoughtfully organized service.
- An activity conducted in, and
meeting the needs of the community.
- A program integrated into and
enhancing academic curriculum, which
includes a structured time for reflection
and helps foster civic responsibility.
integrating service-learning pedagogy
into the curricula. The service experience
directly relates to the course content
and enhances the academic learning.
Typically, students in these courses
volunteer 3-5 hours a week with a
community partner in the Triangle
area for 10 weeks.
Initiative is a program that gives
incoming first-year students the opportunity
to move in early to participate in
service projects over a span of two
days. Each student visits three different
sites to participate in community
service projects over the course of
the two-day program.
One who learns through active participation
in a structured service program with
academic components. Service is used
in this way to enhance an academic
curriculum, providing the student
with a deliberate time for reflection
that connects the service and the
The supervisor at a non-profit or
governmental organization who serves
as a contact person for APPLES to
work with on service-learning projects.
The Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellowships is designed for aspiring social change makers who are interested in making a significant contribution locally, nationally or internationally through the creation of an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need.
Grants are awarded to faculty
members to develop innovative undergraduate
courses that integrate community service
into the traditional academic setting.
Ueltschi Grants provide $8,000 in
monetary support as well as training
for faculty members to develop these