Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program


2012-2013 UPPF Program 


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2012-2013 UPPF Fellows
Oluwabukola Ajasa Justina Lebron
Noely Alicea Jamesetta Mator
Manuel Beltran Albert Murphy
Sara Cruz Maab Osman
Jacquelyn Delgado Addis Enyew
Brittney Shurn Rosio Galarza
Elizabeth Torres Samantha Gordon
Obehi Ilenikhena Alma Zamudio
Alexander Kimbrough  


UPPF Fellows were selected through a highly competitive process that considered grade point average, history of engagement, and leadership experience.  Each Fellow has been assigned an internship service and is participating in seminars, workshops, and other activities designed to expose him or her to the theory and practice of public policy-making, advocacy, community development, and service provision.  Fellows will be required to conduct public policy research projects and make public presentations on their projects at the end of the semester. 

2012-2013 UPPF Partners

We would like to thank our partners for their on-going support and for providing our students with a rewarding experience this academic school year.

Alivio Medical Center

Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities

Chicago Commons

Chicago Legal Clinic Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Cook County Environmental Control

Edge Alliance

Girls in the Game

Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Illinois Council Against Hand Gun Violence

Institute for Health Research & Policy (IHRP)

Latino Policy Forum

Office of Congressman Danny Davis

The Black Star Project

The Young People's Project

UIC Center for Clinical & Translational Science

UIC Office of Sustainability

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The UPPF Program is administered by IPCE in partnership with the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program (LARES) and the African American Academic Network (AAAN).


UPPF Alumni


Victor Perez

Spring 2010

Major: Urban & Public Affairs

Internship Placement: City of Blue Island

Research Project: Mass Transit Funding Policy & Its Impact on Chicago

Life after UPPF:
Victor will begin Master of Urban Planning & Public Affairs Program at UIC in the fall of 2012.