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Quarterly Service-Learning A publication of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center What’s New in the VSLC? Spring is recruitment time for the Volunteer and ServiceLearning Center (VSLC). More than two dozen student leadership positions will be advertised and filled within the next seven weeks, so the staff will be busy with interviews and selection right up until commencement. While word of mouth helps us fill the vast majority of our leadership positions, recommendations from the campus community are always helpful. Below are some of the positions open for students—contact Jessica Gagne Cloutier at if you would like to make a recommendation. Please be mindful that these are one year commitments. Service-Learning Associate (SLA) SLA’s partner one-on-one with service-learning faculty to improve and expand in-class reflection opportunities. Campus Kitchen Leadership Team (CKLT) CKLT members guide forward progress of the Campus Kitchen at ECU, and lead cooking and delivery shifts. Peer Counselors Peer Counselors help with the day-to-day operations of the VSLC and large, one-time service events like the MLK Day Challenge and the Million Meal Event. T.R.I.P.S. Leaders T.R.I.P.S. leaders plan and implement fall and spring break service trips. Community Partner Spotlight Pitt County Substance Abuse Coalition The Pitt County Substance Abuse Coalition (PCSAC) strives to build a community in which youth reject tobacco, alcohol, and other related substances, and anyone can find help. PCSAC has the following two goals: 1. to reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse, and 2. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, private nonprofit agencies, and federal, state, local and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. To accomplish these goals, PCSAC has an extensive action plan that includes increasing community awareness of substance abuse, equipping parents and youth with skills to address risk and protective factors, and mobilizing community action. Service opportunities include data collection, leading focus groups, and creating videos. Learn more at Next Spotlight: Pamlico/Tar River Foundation Page Two Page Three Page Four Spotlight on Michael Dermody School of Communication Hot Topics Publications of Interest Quarterly Reflection Activity Call for Proposals Grants & Funding Opportunities Conferences & Events

Service Learning Quarterly Spring 2010

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