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As a Town Council intern, rising junior Daniel Bowen is making his adopted hometown of Chapel Hill a better place to live.
Working with the Environmental Defense Fund this summer, Cassidy Harding is realizing her high school dream of becoming an environmental scientist.
The place at the end of the bumpy dirt road looks and sounds like many farms in rural Chatham County. But the writing carved into the wooden sign above the garden gate shows the difference at the Farm at Penny Lane: “Hope Grows Here.”
Students, faculty and staff dedicate thousands of hours each year to helping our communities by performing service projects and participating in outreach programs while also making community-changing discoveries and creating a better future for all of North Carolina through research.
While the Carolina community dedicates itself to answering some of the biggest questions facing North Carolina, it also works to give back to our communities directly through service projects.
Two Carolina faculty members have created an augmented reality video game designed for pediatric hospital patients called Adventure Squad with the goal of keeping the young patients active during their treatment.
Called the Housing Opportunity Finder, the app will act as a resource for more than 3,000 low-income families from Durham and Orange counties by compiling affordable, safe housing listings in “opportunity neighborhoods.”
From SAT/ACT prep and academic explorations to Franklin Street tours and a culture show, Project Uplift gives high school students a complete 360-degree view of life as a college student.