Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

Read more.

Town In News 8/17/17

Post Date:08/17/2017 4:15 PM

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50 at 50 - August 11 (NC Recreation and Park Association)

A short trip on I-40 led me to Chapel Hill for this week’s blog. The Town of Chapel HIll is 23.1 square miles and home to the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill has 16 parks providing about 1000 acres for active and passive recreation and preserved open space. I had the pleasure of visiting parks with Parks and Recreation Director Jim Orr and Assistant Director Linda Smith. In addition to the visit to Umstead Park, I got to explore Bolin Creek Greenway. Read more: http://ncrpa.site-ym.com/blogpost/1227907/282624/50-at-50--August-11


Chapel Hill, Carrboro Mayors Sign Letter to President Trump Supporting DACA (Chapelboro.com)

Mayors from Chapel Hill and Carrboro are among more than 100 mayors and county officials from across the country encouraging President Donald Trump to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/national/chapel-hill-carrboro-mayors-sign-letter-president-trump-supporting-daca


Chancellor Folt Requests Initiative to Bring More Art to Chapel Hill (Chapelboro.com)

You can expect to see a lot more art around Chapel Hill soon, but not just in Ackland Art Museum and Memorial Hall. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/arts/chancellor-folt-requests-initiative-bring-art-chapel-hill


No Injuries Reported in Residential Chapel Hill Fire (Chapelboro.com)

No one was injured after Chapel Hill Fire crews were called to a residential structure fire Tuesday. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/fire/no-injuries-reported-residential-chapel-hill-fire


Mayor: Chapel Hill 'will not tolerate hatred, bigotry, racism or violence' (Chapelboro.com)

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger is joining the chorus of local officials in “denouncing white supremacy, neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism and other forms of hate which have no place in a democratic society.” Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/mayor-chapel-hill-will-not-tolerate-hatred-bigotry-racism-or-violence


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