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A Bonner Beginner

November 15, 2017

The following blog was written by Veda Patil, a first-year Bonner partnered with the Jackson Center.   Before I was a Bonner, I didn’t think I could be one. When I heard about the Bonner Leaders Program at orientation this … Read more

Bonner Congress 2017

November 13, 2017

The following blog was written by Owais Mahmood, a sophomore Bonner Leader who is partnered with Dobbins Hill and was selected to be the sophomore representative at the national Bonner Congress.  I would have imagined the experienced that I had … Read more

Close your Eyes. Breathe. Have you changed?

November 9, 2017

The following blog was written by Jerome Allen, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and the Bonner Leaders Program who has been working in the Ukraine through Peace Corps. “Close your eyes. Breathe. Now, imagine yourself in front of the Campus Y in … Read more

Dan’Tayia Marable

October 23, 2017

Dan’Tayia Marable is a Biology major with minors in Chemistry and African and African-American Diaspora Studies. The social justice issues in which Dan’Tayia focuses on through her community partner are education and more directly closing the school to prison pipeline, as … Read more

Tiffany Turner

October 17, 2017

Tiffany Turner is a senior Public Policy major with minors in Social and Economic Justice and Marine Science. Over the last three years with Bonner Leaders, Tiffany was partnered with TABLE, a Carrboro nonprofit that provides healthy, emergency food aid to children … Read more

Kamille Vargas

October 17, 2017

Kamille Vargas graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Vargas worked as a Karate Teacher Assistant at family development center, volunteered for Beverly Woods Elementary’s Mother and Son Carnival, Santa’s Bag, Ronald McDonald House, and Centro Medico Latino’s … Read more

Deanelle Thompson

October 17, 2017

Deanelle Thompson is a senior Political Science and Spanish double major with a minor in Cognitive Science. As a Bonner Senior Intern, Deanelle assists in leading and managing the Bonner Leaders Program. Deanelle previously worked with community partner RENA to address … Read more


October 17, 2017

Blackspace provides free Pan-African centered social entrepreneurship and digital media resources for local youth. Blackspace also works with a team of Artivists to teach workshops in beat making, computer graphics, videography, radio, spoken word and puppetry with a particular focus … Read more

Refugee Community Partnership

October 17, 2017

Refugee Community Partnership is a community-driven organization working to build unique, holistic, and comprehensive support infrastructure for relocated families. All of Refugee Community Partnership’s initiatives are born out of grassroots community assessments; from the start, they have listened. Through community … Read more