Communiversity Youth Programs, sponsored by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, is one of the Stone Center’s longest-standing programs and serves students in grades K-5 in the Chapel Hill Carrboro city schools system. UNC student volunteers serve as tutors and facilitators of special events and activities for students within the program.

Since its inception in 1992, Communiversity has connected the vision of Dr. Stone and the work and resources of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center with the University campus and local and state communities through service-learning, community-building, social justice outreach, leadership, cultural literacy development and interpersonal skills development. Communiversity fulfills an important part of the Stone Center’s mission of examining the role of culture in social change and community development by helping to improve student performance through education and practical experience.These components educate, empower and expose participating community youth to various aspects of African and African-American culture and history, along with other cultural traditions, through alternative teaching methods.

Working in cooperation with other University departments and the Chapel Hill Carrboro school system, Communiversity has established lasting relationships and built an important bridge between the University and these communities while also sponsoring other community outreach programs that assist in building and/or rebuilding key economic and social resources.

Communiversity Youth Programs takes place from 3:00-5:30pm Monday through Thursday at University United Methodist Church (150 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC).

The 2013-2104 Communiversity Youth Program starts on September 23rd. For more information on Communiversity, please contact Communiversity Manager, Chris Wallace, at 919-962-7264,

If you are interested in volunteering with Communiversity, please contact Communiversity Manager, Chris Wallace at 919-962-7264, You can download the volunteer application HERE.