Event Details
Event Title Compassion as a Catalyst for Change: A Positive Psychology Lens on the Benefits of Meaningful Service Engagement for Students
Location Murray Hall, Room G202, lecture hall
Sponsor Carolina Center for Public Service
Date/Time 02/29/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Macy Green macyag@unc.edu
Event Presenters
Name Title  
Cate Schultz Undergraduate Student, Buckley Public Service, MacDonald Fellow, Carolina Center for Public Service, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Undergraduate students can, and should be, empowered to serve and get involved in the community during their time at Carolina. Attendees will learn from, and contribute to, a meaningful conversation about service engagement. Cate Schultz, a senior at Carolina and Buckley Public Service scholar, will share her experiences from Wonder Connection (at UNC Children’s Hospital) and Carrboro Boys and Girls Club, and her community-based research. 

“Human beings are wired to care and give...and it’s probably our best route to happiness,” (Dacher Keltner, Berkeley). Indeed, community service uniquely enables a sense of purpose and belonging often to forgotten amidst hectic academic pursuits. The strengths-focused, positive psychology lens (developed at UPenn) experiences at this presentation. The workshop will include a compassion mural, a positive psychology strengths game, and community reflection.  

A Carolina Engagement Week Event
Carolina Engagement Week is your chance to explore the impact of community-driven partnerships powered by state and local community leaders and Carolina researchers. By attending one or more sessions, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the methods and collaborative approaches that are working effectively throughout different parts of North Carolina. You can also identify new opportunities to engage in community initiatives around the state designed to create social and economic impact.


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