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Community and Civic Engagement

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The Office for Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) supports the university mission to develop responsible citizenship through education opportunities that provide service to our neighboring communities.   Our efforts encourage students to become active and engaged citizens while at UNC Pembroke and after graduation.   Support from private donations is critical to our mission and helps enhance the overall learning experience for our students by increasing the number of opportunities we are able to provide.   Donations from private donors are used to support several initiatives, including the CARE Resource Center, Alternative Break trips, Academic Service-Learning, and other service opportunities.


How to Give to CCE

To support the Office for Community and Civic Engagement online, go to www.uncp.edu/give/, select “Student Affairs” as the Area to Apply Gift and type “Community and Civic Engagement” in the Program or Department box that appears. 



Sample Programs supported by Gifts to CCE: 


  • CARE Resource Center

The CARE Resource Center is an on-campus resource to help address food insecurity and poverty on campus and in the local community.   The Center is comprised of three components to help meet these needs:  food pantry, professional clothing closet, and a classroom for workshops focusing on life skills and career readiness.   The goal of the CARE Resource Center is to be a central, safe location for UNCP students, staff, faculty, and community members to come and receive aid towards their clothing, food, and educational needs.   All services are free, student led, and donor/volunteer supported.  For more information about the Center, please visit the CARE Resource Center website.

  • Alternative Break and Extended Weekend Programs

In addition to volunteering in the local community, CCE provides students with opportunities to travel to other parts of the country with our Alternative Break trip program.  During fall, spring, and summer breaks, students are encouraged to spend their time engaged in service by participating in an alternative break trip program.  Previous trips have taken students to New Orleans to participate in Hurricane Relief efforts, New York City to participate in hunger relief, Washington DC, Miami, and more.    These trips provide students with the opportunity to see how needs are being met in other parts of the country while experiencing new and exciting cultures, seeing historical sites, and learning more about these locations.   Students are encouraged to learn from these experiences and to think about how these services can be implemented in their own communities.   In the future, we would like to offer international trips for students to study abroad while engaging in service to help meet a need in another part of the world. 

  • Academic Service-Learning

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that connects course curriculum and academic learning with meaningful community service.   When enrolled in service-learning courses, students are able to gain real world experience by applying the concepts, skills, and knowledge learned in the classroom to meet a need in the community.   Donations to support service-learning initiatives are used to provide operating funds for the students and faculty to carry out their projects in the form of service-learning project stipends.  


Contact Us

Office for Community & Civic Engagement

PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

Phone: 910.521.6163
Fax: 910.775.4529
Relay: 910.521.6163 
Email: cce@uncp.edu

Location: Jacobs Hall, Suite K



Meet the CCE Team


Christie PoteetChristie Poteet, M.A.  safezone symbol

Email: christina.poteet@uncp.edu 
Phone: 910.775.4296
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite K


Gloria HuntGloria Hunt

Administrative Support Associate 
Email: gloria.hunt@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.521.6163
Web Information Coordinator (WIC)
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite K


Dalton HofferDalton Hoffer, B.S.  safezone symbol

Assistant Director for Student Engagement
Phone: 910.521.6561
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M


Sandy JacobsSandy Jacobs, M.A.T.

Associate Director for Service-Learning
Email: sandy.jacobs@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4598
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite K



Student Service Leaders (SSL)

Student Service Leaders are employed by The Office for Community and Civic Engagement to develop and implement service programs for students.


Robert SamRobert Sam

Youth Outreach & Mentorship (SSL)
Email:  rds017@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4381
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M

JaKayla HillJaKayla Hill

CARE Resource Center Manager (SSL)
Email:  jmh038@bravemail.uncp.edu or care@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4367
Location:  Wellons Hall, Suite C 


Bryana FergusonBryana Ferguson 

Literacy Education (SSL)
Email:  bf0008@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4381
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M


Nygel RobinsonNygel Robinson 

Civic Engagement Assistant
Email:  ndr002@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone:  910.775.4381
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M


Josh ElliottJosh Elliott 

Program Support Assistant
Email:  jse004@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone:  910.775.4381
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M
Natural BreedenNatural

Community Support Assistant/CARE Resource
Email:  nmb007@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone:  910.775.4367
Location:  Wellons Hall, Suite C

Dayna GuzmanDayna Guzman 

Community Service Associate/CARE Resource
Email:  dog004@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone:  910.775.4367
Location:  Wellons Hall, Suite C


Kevin MelvinKevin Melvin

Community Support Assistant
Email:  klm047@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone:  910.775.4381
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M
Jordan HuntJordan Hunt

Community Service Associate
Email:  djh022@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone:  910.775.4381
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M

Taley StricklandTaley Strickland

Community Service Associate
Email:  tas024@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone:  910.775.4381
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M

Carlos DelvaCarlos Delva

Media and Marketing Associate
Email:  ccd005@bravemail.uncp.edu
Phone:  910.775.4381
Location:  Jacobs Hall, Suite M


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Community & Civic Engagement


The Office for Community & Civic Engagement is a department of the Division of Student Affairs that supports the university mission to develop "responsible citizenship" through education opportunities and provide "service" to our neighboring communities.

Engage. Serve. Make a Difference

We provide opportunities for college students to recognize their civic potential and take initiative to develop it. Students enrich and enhance their education experience through active, engaged service.

Ready to Get Involved? Check out our volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community.

Making a Difference Through Service

Location and Hours

For more information about the Office for Community & Civic Engagement visit us in Jacobs Hall, Suite K between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Directions to the Office for Community & Civic Engagement.

All information contained within this web site can be provided in alternative formats upon request by contacting Accessibility Resource Center.

Related Links

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Track Your Service Hours through UNCP Serve.

CARE Resource Center

Schedule a date to serve as a volunteer at the CARE Resource Center.

For more information and personal inquiries, contact the CARE Center coordinator at:

CARE Resource Center Coordinator 
Email: care@uncp.edu
Phone: 910.775.4367

Food Pantry and Regular Volunteer Hours
Located in Wellons Hall,Suite C

    • Monday          9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Tuesday         4:00 pm-7:00 pm
    • Wednesday     4:00 pm-7:00 pm
    • Thursday        4:00 pm-7:00 pm
    • Friday             9:00 am-12:00 pm

More information coming soon!


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CARE Resource Center Volunteer

To volunteer with the CARE Resource Center, complete the following form and click the "Submit" button. The CARE Center coordinator will contact you to schedule your service hours at the CARE Resource Center.

Request a Volunteer Date: 




Additional comments (times you are available):


Community Organizations


It's a Braves' World 

Welcome! The Office for Community and Civic Engagement is dedicated to partnering with community organizations throughout the university region. We provide a current listing of all our community partner at GetConnected@UNCP, our online volunteer management system.

UNCP Community Partners 

Become a community partner at UNCP? It's simple. Register your community organization with the CCE office and keep UNCP volunteers up-to-date with your events, activities and community needs.

Why register your Community Organization?

  • Recruit UNCP Student Volunteers directly: Registered community partners can recruit student volunteers directly through special interest in community service and volunteerism.
  • Advertise Opportunities & Events: Advertise all of your agency's volunteer opportunities and service events to university students, faculty and staff.

If you are a current community partner, logon to GetConnected@UNCP and share how our students, staff and faculty can connect with your organization.


Other Resources

Some partners and agencies also post volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch and All for Good! Find an opportunity that's right for you.

Faculty and Staff


Whether you are a Service-Learning faculty, planning a service project for a class, searching for more information about engaged research, or hoping to find a volunteer opportunity for yourself, we can help you. The Office for Community and Civic Engagement maintains a list of service opportunities, as well as a list of community agencies that you can work with. We offer consultations about class service projects, forms and risk management materials, and a library of service learning resources. Review the information below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Engaged Learning Through Service!

Faculty and staff often want to create service projects to engage students in curricular and co-curricular learning. It's simple and easy to do.

  • Go to GetConnected@UNCP. Login using your UNCP username and password.

  • Open the GROUP tab and apply for a New Group.

  • Complete the information in the online form and submit your Application to create a group for your S-L course or program interest.

  • A CCE staff will review the request and contact you to establish the security access for your Group. (Group access is limited to Public, Private or Secret).

  • Once your Group is created with appropriate access, the Group administrator (Requestor) may begin to invite students to join their project. Students who join and support the project may record their individual volunteer hours as they serve.

For more information about creating or administering a Group, contact the CCE office.  

Service Learning Faculty 

Engage your students in learning. Faculty and students take part in service-learning to enhance learning and achievement in a wide variety of majors and minors. Visit the service-learning website to lean more.

Looking For A Community Partner?

Search our listing of ommunity partner for an organization and agency to partner with where students have previously volunteered and served in the university area. Many of our partners post volunteer opportunities and service events with the CCE office.

Got Questions?

Do you have questions about service or service learning at UNCP. Search through our Frequently Asked Questions page and get answers to your questions. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.


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Youth Services

Robeson County

Agency: Boys & Girls Club of Lumberton 
Purpose of Organization: Provide educational and recreational programs for youth (ages 6-18). 
Address: 1310 N. Seneca St., Lumberton, NC 28359 
Phone: 910-738-8474
Web Address: 
Contact: Jenny Teague 
E-mail: jennyt@carolina.net 
Services Needed: Mentors to help youth succeed.

Agency: Child Care Directions
Purpose of Organization: We are a childcare resource and referral service. We advocate for quality childcare.
Address: P.O. Box 3265, Lumberton, NC 28359
Phone: 910-671-8335
Web Address: 
Contact: Jean Crouch - Librarian or Angela Sumner - Director 
E-mail: ccd@carolina.net 
Services Needed: Need volunteers to help in the lending library

Agency: CIS Academy
Purpose of Organization: School for academically at-risk youth.
Address: P.O. Box 3718, Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: 910-521-1669
Web Address:
Contact: Janet Howell - Assistant Principal
Services Needed: Tutor kids in the Middle Grades (6-8) in Math and Reading

Agency: Exploration Station- Children's Hands on Learning Center 
Purpose of Organization: To provide experience and opportunities for children to learn through creative and imaginative play. 
Address: 104 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-738-1114
Web Address: www.explorationkids.com
Contact: Brooke Hardee 
E-mail: bbhardee@live.com 
Services Needed: Volunteers needed for educational programs, creative (drama & music) programs, day-to-day maintenance (cleaning), reception, monthly mailings correspondence. Summer camps- Kids Kamp on 2nd Friday of month from 6pm-9pm. Halloween Carnival, Easter EggStravaganza, Tea Party, Breakfast with Santa, etc.

Agency: Guardian Ad Litem Program
Purpose of Organization: Advocacy for abused and neglected children in juvenile court.
Address: Box 363, Cumberland County Courthouse, Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: 910-475-3286
Web Address: nccourts.org/citizens/GAL
Contact: Sharon Scott
E-mail: Sharon.p.scott@nccourts.org
Services Needed: The Guardian ad Litem Program seeks community volunteers who can advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. There is a 30-hour training required. Online training is available.

Agency: Guardian Ad Litem Program
Purpose of Organization: To advocate for abused and neglected children.
Address: 108 W. 8th Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-671-3077
Web Address: RobesonCountyGAL.freeservers.com
Contact: Tulisha Pridgen
E-Mail: tulisha.j.pridgen@nccourts.org
Services Needed: Will make contact with children in foster care or relative placements, determine child's needs by contact with others. Needs will be presented in report to judge.

Agency: Indian Education Resource Center 
Purpose of Organization: 
Address: 818 West 3rd St., Pembroke, NC 28372 
Phone: 910-521-2054
Web Address: http://robeson.schoolwires.com/iea/site/default.asp 
Contact: Rita Locklear, Director
E-mail: rita.locklear@robeson.k12.nc.us
Services Needed: Tutors

Agency: Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina 
Purpose of Organization: The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is the governing body of the Lumbee people. It is the policy of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina to provide a broad range of services for enrolled Lumbee members. These include assisting in home rehabilitation, low income energy assistance, elders program and tobacco awareness. 
Address: P.O. Box 2709, Pembroke, NC 28372 
Phone: 910-522-5463 
Web Address: www.lumbeetribe.com
Contact: Natascha Tilson
E-mail: ntilson@lumbeetribe.com
Services Needed: Volunteer's/intern's duties would consist of recording the minutes of the meetings, typing opinions by the justices, mailing correspondence, and any other duties as assigned by the Supreme Court of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

Agency: Lumber River Council of Governments (Youth Opportunity Project)
Purpose of Organization: 
Address: 4721 Fayetteville Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-618-5533
Web Address: 
Contact: Alice Jackson 
Services Needed: Tutors at 5 youth centers in Robeson County. Serve youth ages 14-21 both in and out of school.

Agency: Lumberton Housing Authority 
Purpose of Organization: Low income housing
Address: P.O. Drawer 709, 613 King Street, Lumberton, NC 28359 
Phone: 910-671-7228
Web Address:
Contact: Nan Hayes, Resident Services 
E-mail: nhayes@lumbertonhousing.com
Services Needed: Volunteers to help with a resident survey, a Christmas program, toys for the children, community service program, and community awareness program.

Agency: Methodist Home for Children
Purpose of Organization: Multipurpose juvenile home.
Address: 210 Legend Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: 910-618-0210
Web Address: 
Contact: Lisa Lesane 
E-mail: robesonpm@mhfc.org
Services Needed: Assist in the service needs of juveniles, with reading, writing and math.

Agency: Moore Youth Services
Purpose of Organization: To provide community service placement services as well as supervision for juvenile delinquents.
Address: P.O. Drawer 639, Pinehurst, NC 28370
Phone: 910-295-6853
Web Address: mooreyouthservices.org
Contact: Mark Burdette - Program Coordinator
E-mail: mys1@pinehurst.net
Services Needed: To provide one-on-one and group supervision for youth working in community services. To assist with educational seminars and teen court.

Agency: Pembroke Housing Authority
Purpose of Organization: Provide affordable housing assistance designed to enhance the lives of residents.
Address: P.O. Box 910, Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: (910) 521-1030
Web Address: 
Contact: Sandy Jacobs- Director of Resident Services
E-mail: sjacobs@raleigh.tucbc.com
Services Needed: Mentors and Tutors for after-school program. Possible candidates include education majors in need of field experience.

Agency: Robeson County Partnership for Children
Purpose of Organization: To ensure Robeson County's young children will have the resources to succeed in school to become productive and contributing members of their communities as adults. 
Address: 210 E. 2nd St., Lumberton, NC 28358 
Phone: 910-738-6767
Web Address: www.robesonparternship.org
Contact: Amy Cox
E-mail: progdir@rcpartnership.org
Services Needed: There are many volunteer opportunities available. Positions will vary depending on interest.

Agency: Robeson County SAFE KIDS Coalition
Purpose of Organization: Develop, initiate, and evaluate programs, activities, and events aimed at reducing the risks of childhood injury or death to the children of Robeson County.
Address: 460 Country Club Road, Lumberton, NC 28360 
Phone: 910-737-5008 
Web Address: 
Contact: Linda Hughes - Robeson County SAFE KIDS Coordinator 
E-mail: Linda.Hughes@hth.co.robeson.nc.us
Services Needed: The coalition depends on volunteer participation. Persons willing to develop, manage, and evaluate activities such as bicycles rodeos, ATV safety classes. Also, a team of to write grants, develop proposals, prepares written apps. and submit grants.

Agency: Scots for Youth 
Purpose of Organization: To match adult volunteers with at-risk youth in order to increase the child's self-esteem and help to develop positive relationship skills. 
Address: 140-B North Main St., Laurinburg, NC 28352 
Phone: 910-276-5477 
Web Address: 
Contact: Stephaine Monroe
E-mail: smonroe65@att.net
Services Needed: The volunteer would be a friend and role model for the youth. A caring, committed and dependable individual at least 18 years of age. Must be broad-minded and able to cope with a variety of problem situations specific to youth. Serve at least 2 hours per week, or 8 hours per month (phone and emails are also acceptable since face-to-face contact is not always possible).

Agency: Shining Stars Preschool 
Purpose of Organization: Education 
Address: Lumberton Site: 430 Caton Road, Lumberton, N.C. 28358 and Pembroke Site: 818 W. 3rd. St., Pembroke, NC 28372 
Phone: 910.671-4343 (Lumberton) and 910-521-0559 (Pembroke) 
Web Address: http://robeson.schoolwires.com/sts/site/default.asp 
Contact: Mary Shultz - Principal 
E-mail: schultzm.sts@robeson.k12.nc.us 
Services Needed: Tutors

Agency: Special Olympics of Robeson County
Purpose of Organization: Sports program for mentally handicapped children and adults.
Address: P.O. Box 707, Rowland, NC 28383
Phone: 910-671-8990
Web Address: 
Contact: Betty Bridgers - Coordinator
Services Needed: Assist with fundraising; help publish a quarterly newsletter; help recruit volunteers for local basketball tournament at UNCP; other areas as needed if intern/volunteer has a flexible schedule.


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