Become a Communiversity Youth Program Volunteer!

Communiversity Youth Programs (CYP) is looking for volunteers for the 2019–2020 school year. Volunteers will work in partnership with the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History and will serve as tutors and assistants of cultural enrichment activities for children in grades K-8 at University United Methodist Church, located at 150 E. Franklin Street. Selected applicants are asked to complete a minimum of 3 hours per week from 2:45 pm-5:45 pm Monday-Thursday, participate in start-up orientation and ongoing professional development trainings, educational workshops, and perform other Communiversity-related activities necessary for the program's success.

Communiversity Youth Programs (CYP), sponsored by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, is one of the Stone Center’s cornerstone programs and is its longest-standing program. Since its inception in 1992, CYP 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. CYP 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, CYP 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.

Completed applications are due Friday, September 6 by email or in person to Chris Wallace, Stone Center Suite 215. Email or call 919-962-7264 with any questions.