HistoryMicro-Consulting for North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, devoted to helping other social enterprises create change by providing critical technological and strategic help. Founded in 2009 by a group of engineering graduate students at Duke University (now working professionals), MCforNC has worked with over 48 organizations in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. A unique aspect of MCforNC's model is the strong emphasis on providing relevant leadership experience for college students in paid internships, in which students have high-level roles and major responsibility in project execution.
Pro-Bono Hours:4000 hrs
AdvisorsDr. Hugon Karwowski Professor of Nuclear Physics khugon[at]physics[dot]unc[dot]edu
Dr. Karwowski is a physicist and a teacher. His research is in applied nuclear physics, neutrino physics and astrophysics. Most of his experimental work is performed using accelerators at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory. His other interests are politics, world history and grade inflation. He is a winner of numerous teaching awards and has served as a mentor of students on all levels.
Dr. Micah Gilmer Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Innovation, UNC gilmer[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu
Micah Gilmer is a specialist in applied research and social enterprise with a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. He currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Innovation at UNC Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the process of community-building among people interested in social change, working at intersection of cutting-edge youth development practices with “mainstream” contexts like education and athletics. Gilmer also helped launch Frontline Solutions, a consulting firm that works with non-profit organizations and foundations across the country. At Frontline, Gilmer provides leadership to applied research teams, directs the creative process for reports and oversees public communication.
Gary Alan Miller Assistant Director, UNC University Career Services gary[dot]miller[at]unc[dot]edu
Gary Alan Miller is the assistant director focused on social media and innovation. He also has expertise in business-related internships. Over his 16-year career, Gary has held positions at UNC, Georgia State University and the University of Washington, all focused on helping students attain their goals. Gary is also a musician (he just released a CD under the name The Red Planets), swing dancer and hobbyist entrepreneur. But, his baby boy takes up most of his non-work hours. He is also a big fan of UNC basketball -- go Heels!