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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

APPLES student organizers, 1990

Founded in 1990, APPLES (Assisting People in Planning Learning Experiences in Service) is a student-led program that helps students, faculty, and community agencies create service-learning partnerships. Its goal is to increase the student body's civic involvement through participation in hands-on experiences that address the needs of North Carolina communities. APPLES now offers more than ten programs that range from internships and community-based research to international service-learning experiences. In 2005-06, nearly 1,600 students participated in APPLES programs.