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.

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New volunteers are now being accepted for Stream Team water quality monitoring program

Post Date:09/20/2017 1:07 PM

The Town of Chapel Hill’s Stormwater Management Program is looking for dedicated Stream Team members to monitor the health of local waterways. Volunteers must commit to one year of monitoring an assigned stream section. This includes at least four seasonal visits for visual assessments, litter pickup, and water quality testing. Trained volunteers may also become clean water ambassadors within their neighborhoods.

New volunteer water quality monitoring training:
Saturday, Sept. 30
9:30 a.m.–Noon

Location TBA (pending application process)

Please contact Wendy at wwsmith@townofchapelhill.org by Sept. 27 if you are interested in applying to become a Stream Team volunteer.

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