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The 2022 SECU Public Fellows Internship Program is underway! 

The program is hosted by Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations in partnership with the UNCW Career Center and UNCW Applied Learning and funded by a grant of $75,000 from the SECU Foundation.

Utilizing QENO’s model for nonprofit capacity building, the interns provide direct support to nonprofits serving rural communities in Onslow, Pender & Brunswick counties.

This year’s Public Fellows and their partner organizations are:

  • Erick Mendiola, Black River Health/Manos Unidas
  • Tara Essey, Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity
  • Marie Lloyd, Brunswick Senior Resource's, Inc.
  • Jordan Hernandez-Cordero, Going Beyond the Pink
  • Dean Longo, Hope Abounds Cancer Network
  • Olivia Baker, New Hope Clinic
  • Ann-Wallis Mancuso, Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation
  • Amelia Lindsey-McNeese, Onslow Community Outreach, Inc.
  • Taylor McMullen, Onslow Community Outreach, Inc.
  • Sarah Dudkiewicz, Partners In Community
  • Haley Schweitzer, Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Deborah Hernandez-Morales, Samara's Village
  • Maple Gerogosian, Samara's Village

Read the full story here.


We know that in the nonprofit world, starting up and starting over can be confusing and overwhelming. Where do you begin? How do you make sure you're legal? And when the world is calling for a new approach, how do you undertake a major revamp? QENO will soon be launching a support program to help nonprofit leaders (and leaders-to-be) navigate these questions.

Sign up now to reserve your spot on the invite list. 

Apply Now for Spring 2022 Coaching!

For more information, click here


QENO invites your help in shaping our plans for future nonprofit support programming. We would like to share our vision and new developments, get your feedback on potential offerings, and let you know how to get involved. All nonprofit leaders and community partners are welcome to attend including staff, board members, other nonprofit capacity builders, and funders.

Two information sessions are available to choose from:

Monday, December 6th at 12-1pm (Click here to join via Zoom)

Tuesday, December 7th at 3-4pm (Click here to join via Zoom)

Meeting ID: 885 6539 4194
Passcode: 706814

QENO Consults - NEW - Flexible Scheduling

QENO Consults (formerly known as Coffee Convos) will now be available at YOUR convenience!

Please schedule a meeting by emailing qeno@uncw.edu and include the following:

1) Name
2) Title
3) Phone number
4) 1-3 Proposed consultation Dates & Times
5) Conversation Discussion Points

Executive Director Academy Applications Accepted July 15 - 31

Our Executive Director Academy is designed for nonprofit executive directors (or equivalent) in the role four years or less. (more)


QENO Organizational Coaching Application Now Open!

One-on-one coaching is critical to help build the strength and resilience of our local nonprofit sector and ensures that the residents of our community have the quality services and support they need to thrive. (more)


2021 SECU Sites and Students Announced

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is pleased to announce 14 undergraduate students who have been selected to participate in the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Public Service Internship Program for summer 2021. (more)


Contact Us:

Email: qeno@uncw.edu