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Please see below for a list of Carolina Engagement Week 2024 events that are ready for registration! For a calendar view and daily schedule, click on the box to right of “Upcoming” below.

UNC-Chapel Hill is committed to a welcoming, accessible experience. We will be using automatic live captions for virtual and hybrid events. If you need other accommodations to join and participate in in-person events, please send an email to engagementweek@unc.edu.

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Combating Hunger in College: UNC Students’ Experience Around Food Insecurity and SNAP Use

Graham Student Union, Room 3407 209 South Road, Chapel Hill, United States

This event will include a didactic and interactive presentation highlighting illustrative quotes and themes gleaned from focus groups held with university students who are experiencing food insecurity, the topic of the presenter’s dissertation research. During the event, participants will be … Read more

Enlaces: The Link to Nuestra Comunidad

Zoom

Join us for an information session on the Enlaces Volunteer Corps program through the Carolina Latinx Center and how they stay connected to the local Latinx community beyond UNC’s walls.  This is a virtual event. Please click below to register … Read more

Current Conversations with Ancient Texts: A Community-Based Reading Group

Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill NC, 27514

Please join us for a community-based reading group of a classic Greek play, Euripides’ Alcestis, in order to show how these texts can be used to have conversations about pressing societal issues. With a story at the center of discussion, … Read more

Exploring Chapel Hill and Carrboro Through Community Asset Mapping

Graham Student Union, Room 2422 209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

This discussion-based workshop will guide participants in exploring the assets within the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities. “Community” includes people and places–such as local businesses, religious centers, and educational institutions–that work in conjunction to form the community ecosystem. Each person, … Read more

Community Organizing for Environmental Justice: Toxic Waste Cleanup and Corporate Accountability in West Badin, NC

Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History 150 South Road, Chapel Hill, United States

As of Tues., Feb. 27, 2024, 3 p.m., registration is closed for this event. We look forward to seeing those who are registered on Wednesday afternoon! Join CCWBC, NCEJN, and the UNC Environmental Justice Action Research Clinic for an interactive … Read more

Community Collaboration for an Age-Friendly Orange County

Carolina Hall, Room 321 220 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, United States

Join this discussion with the Executive Director of the Orange County Department on Aging about Orange County’s Master Aging Plan and on making the community more age-friendly. The conversation will focus on how the UNC community can connect with ongoing … Read more

CLIMATOPIA Game: Building Resilient Communities in North Carolina

Carolina Hall, Room 104 220 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, United States

CLIMATOPIA’s 2024 Research Team will introduce and play the award-winning climate resilience game with participants. Created in 2020, the innovative fabric game focuses on empowering communities by teaching disaster preparedness and recovery strategies. Participants will be able to view prototypes … Read more

Let’s Walk! Engaging Community Members in Walk Audits to Create Safer and More Accessible Communities

We are going to meet at the front of Graham Memorial 218 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Walk audits are an invaluable tool to engage community members to evaluate and advocate for improvements to their neighborhoods that foster safer and more accessible spaces for people of all ages and abilities to be active. In this workshop, organizers … Read more

Building Sustainable Hunger Relief Networks and Identity-Based Education: Stories from the Undergraduate MacDonald Community Fellowship

Graham Student Union 2420 209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

This joint session will spotlight two stories of undergraduate community engagement supported through a project-based fellowship at the Carolina Center for Public Service called the MacDonald Community Fellowship. Undergraduate senior Daniel Zhong and Christine Cotton, Founder and Director of PORCH … Read more

IDEAL Communities: HOPE NC’s Collective Impact Approach to Creating Inclusive Housing in North Carolina

Genome Science Building, Room G010 250 Bell Tower Drive, Chapel Hill, United States

Collective impact is a structured approach to foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders to address complex social problems, through shared goals, measurement, coordinated activities, ongoing communication and dedicated support (Kania & Kramer 2011). In 2022, HOPE NC launched IDEAL Communities, a … Read more

Working in Communities to Improve Youth Mental Health

UNC School of Government, Knapp-Sanders Building, Room 2403 400 South Rd, Chapel Hill, United States

Youth in North Carolina and nationwide are experiencing alarming trends in mental health and suicidality. According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 43.4% of North Carolina high school students reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for more than … Read more

From APPLES to Oranges: Building Diverse Partnerships for Service-Learning Courses

Carolina Hall 104 220 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, United States

Join us for an engaging panel discussion featuring faculty and community partners who demonstrate leadership in APPLES service-learning courses. Discover firsthand insights into their teaching experiences, collaborative efforts with students and impactful community partnerships. Explore the diverse array of APPLES … Read more

2024 Carolina Engagement Week Reception

UNC School of Government Atrium, Knapp-Sanders Building 400 South Road, Chapel Hill, United States

Join Carolina Across 100, the Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC Rural, and other partners for a reception celebrating Carolina Engagement Week 2024. Hosted at the UNC School of Government, hear from campus leaders about exciting campus and community partnerships. … Read more