Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program


2013-2014 UPPF Program 


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2013-2014 UPPF Fellows
Jameel Ahmed Michelle Llerena
Maheen Ahmed Rebecca Medina
Azeez Alimi Ryan Mitchell
Paola Chavez Ciera Patrick
Carlos Espin Abrianna Phelps
Valeria Esparza Aminat Pedro
Suzana Estrada Nathaly Ramirez
Karina Garcia Alvarez Elisa Tenorio
Andrea Gonzalez Elizabeth Velazquez
Lucero Gonzalez
  1. Raven Wells
Andrea Hernandez Carla Wilson
  1. Myron Laban
NaShara Neal  


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. 

2013-2014 UPPF Partners

On behalf of the Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program, administered through the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE), in partnership with the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) and the African-American Academic Network (AAAN) we would like to thank you for your support and for providing our students with a rewarding experience this academic school year.

Alderman Daniel Solis Office, 25th Ward

Alivio Medical Center

American Heart Association

Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities

Chicago Commons

Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

City of Chicago Department of Public Health


Frida Kahlo Community Organization

Gamaliel of Metro Chicago

Gigi's Playhouse


Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention

Illinois Council Against Hand Gun Violence

Institute for Health Research & Policy (IHRP)

Latin American Recruitment Education Services Program (LARES)

Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDEF)

Nutrition Support Services, Chicago Public Schools

Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC)

UIC Office of Sustainability

The Black Star Project

The Network of Lawndale

Safer Foundation

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  1. · Engage with current and alumni UPPF Fellows.
  2. · Receive important updates, events and information from IPCE and IPCE partners.
  3. · Check out photos from current and past UPPF events, seminars, fellow internships and community work.

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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).

For more information regarding the UPPF Program, please contact the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement at 312-355-0154.


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.