Carolina Center for Public Service

Carolina Center for Public Service was established in 1999 to help connect the university's students, faculty, and staff with communities through teaching, research, and service. The idea came from an earlier Public Service Roundtable, a grassroots group of faculty and staff leaders who were interested in building on the university's tradition of public service. The center has programs for students, faculty, and staff to learn more about engagement, to learn new skills, and to connect academic endeavors with communities throughout North Carolina. One of the center's most successful projects was the Tar Heel Bus Tour, created in 1997 to introduce new faculty, staff, and administrators to the state of North Carolina. The weeklong tour traveled around the state to businesses, to historic and cultural sites, and to UNC faculty and students working in the field. The center also houses the APPLES Service-Learning program, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars. The center is located at 207 Wilson Street.