Student Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund to enable every interested student to participate in our student programs which have impacted thousands of students, nonprofits, and people throughout the greater Triangle community.

Why donate?

Our student programs are specifically designed to increase civic engagement, teach about the importance of community service, and help high school students across the triangle build leadership, public speaking, and organizational skills. Across our programs, we partner with local nonprofits to show students the amazing impact nonprofits in the Triangle area have on the community. 

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Your donation will enable students to participate in the following programs, all focused on civic engagement, leadership, and community service.



A local community service experience for high school students that runs for 4 weeks, with each week having a different theme. Through the camp, students receive leadership and team-building training while learning about local community issues. Some of the issues the camp focuses on are the environment, poverty, hunger, and housing issues both in the community as well as nationally. The program gives high schoolers experience in engaging with their community and enacting change with others as the hands-on service includes three full service days at selected nonprofits throughout the Triangle.

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Student Awards

These awards motivate goal-oriented students to volunteer by giving them a specific number of hours to work towards, and then recognizing them for achieving that goal. In previous years, we have had over 350 students complete the programs, serving over 70,000 hours to the community.

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Student Action Board

A nine-month leadership training program that combines service and reflection to allow participants to create a positive impact on their community. SAB teams evaluate community needs, choose a focus area, and spend time organizing service projects for their chosen area. Participants have the opportunity to work with experts in the area, learn about different leadership styles, and develop effective meeting techniques. The program nurtures civic engagement in students who have demonstrated a desire to volunteer and serve the community.

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Civic Engagement & Leadership Institute

An intensive week-long leadership and community service camp that empowers high school students to impact the surrounding communities through socially conscious thought and action. Students have the opportunity to work with nonprofit agencies to identify needs in the community and work in teams to formulate service projects that address those needs. Through the program, students build knowledge, skills, and confidence as leaders. They have the opportunity to explore current local issues that spark engaged citizenship and enthusiasm for creating a change in the community.

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Model UN

A week-long summer program that allows students to participate in Model UN, a simulation focused on civic engagement, public speaking, and personal growth. Students form teams to solve social and global issues. They develop practical leadership and presentation skills while learning about institutions and systems that shape international relations. Run in partnership by UNC Chapel Hill students, Model UN week focuses on debate, parliamentary procedures, public speaking, independent research, and diplomacy.

Student Testimonials

"I first got involved with TNVLC the summer after I volunteered for the first time. I learned about the Student Action Board and was blown away with the impact that TNVLC has on the Triangle community. Their student programs have helped me build a stronger appreciation for my community and also develop important life skills that have helped me during college, like effective communication and leadership. My involvement with TNVLC has allowed me to be a more effective leader in my community and a more confident individual. I feel like I know my home city much better and am able to identify ways to get involved with the nonprofit scene. I'm forever thankful that the TNVLC exists; without them, I wouldn't be the same person."
Devan Desai, Previous SAB Member & Mayor's Award Recipient
"Through TNVLC's Student Programs, I have been able to find inclusive and unique volunteering opportunities that match my strengths and skills. I'm grateful for these programs because they've given me a platform to enhance my leadership skills and serve my community in unique ways. As the current President and former Secretary of the Student Action Board (SAB), I've been able to work with incredible team members and advisors to organize service projects and meetings. We value the independence and trust given to us in SAB because we get a chance to work with our community to initiate volunteering opportunities as a team. Furthermore, I'm grateful for the five weeks of IMPACT camps that I got to experience because they shaped the way I look at my community in terms of hunger, poverty, education, equality, and much more. TNVLC changed my and many others' perspectives on volunteering to perceive it as a valuable few hours where we get the chance to give back to our community. Keeping a selfless outlook toward volunteering truly brings a feeling of satisfaction and gratitude."
Shaina Patel, 22-23 SAB President & IMPACT Camp Alumni
"During TNVLC's Civic Engagement & Leadership Institute (CELI), I was able to problem solve with peers about issues facing our Durham community. We researched many concerns within our community, and through that research, my partner and I focused on improving digital equity in Durham. We formulated a plan to create a non-profit, focusing on increasing access of technology for everyone. At IMPACT Camp, through hands-on volunteer opportunities with many local non-profits, I was to able to gain insight about their missions and contribute to their respective causes. I'm thankful for TNVLC's student programs because through them I have been introduced to many local organizations and gotten an inside view of their operations, as well as being able to interact with new peers; both of which have helped me be able to organize my own club at school."
Jordi Bartolome, Current SAB member & previous participant in CELI & IMPACT Camps


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3333 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite A100, Durham, NC 27707

PO Box 3374, Durham,
NC 27702


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