Social Sciences

A Labor of Love

Chris LaMack at Town Creek Indian Mound.

I first heard about the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program through my English 105 course during my freshman year at UNC: the unit project for our ‘Writing in the Natural Sciences’ unit was a mock SURF application.

Service experiences lead to dream career for December graduate

December graduate Analisa Sorrells says her public service experience at Carolina led to her dream job. (photo by Rhesa Versola.)

For December graduate Analisa Sorrells, experiences in public service at Carolina led her to her dream career path – one of giving back and helping others. “When I arrived at Carolina, I immediately got involved with Tar Heel TABLE and the Buckley Public Service Scholars program,” said Sorrells of Windermere, Florida. “I was set on studying nutrition. …

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Higher Ed Hierarchy

Graduating seniors celebrate their Latin heritage at a special commencement ceremony hosted by the Carolina Latinx Collaborative, which provides a supportive environment for students, faculty, staff and alumni to discuss and understand important issues that affect the Latino community.

Students across the United States graduate with, on average, $30,000 of student loan debt, which can take years — sometimes decades — to pay off. How this affects the Latino community, specifically, is an under-reported story. But the UNC Center for Community Capital has partnered with UndiosUS in an effort to change that.

Scaling Up a Place-Based Employment Program: A Jobs Plus Evaluation

Jobs Plus is an initiative of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that aims to provide employment services, offer earned income, and build community support for work among people in public housing developments. A new interim report examines the launch of Jobs Plus and the progress made getting staff in place, building partnerships, and structuring the program.