Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program


2014-2015 UPPF Program 


uppf fellows 2014-15


2014-2015 UPPF Fellows
Tania Alvarado Ariana Junco
Charan Bashir Hulliams Kamlem
Ruben Bautista Ifreke King
Marisol Campos Sienna Little
America Carillo Nora Martinez
Tyler Crump Seth McClerkin
Rosemarie Dominguez Doris Medina
Stef Duarte Stephanie Moore
Juan Flores Cristian Nuno
Brian Geiger
  1. Elise Sosa
Melissa Godinez Raven Temple
Gabriela Valencia Shannon Hastings
  1. Jennifer Valencia-Salas
Nadia Hill  


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.  

2014-2015 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.

Alivio Medical Center

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

Black Star Project

Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities

Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

City of Chicago Department of Public Health

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC)

Health Leads

Healthy Steps, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Illinois Heart Rescue, UIC Department of Emergency Medicine

Instituto Del Progesso Latino

Latin American Recruitment Education Services (LARES) Program

Latino Policy Forum

Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDEF)

Mujeres Latinas en Acción

New Covenant CDC

Nutrition Services, Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

Office of Career & College Success, Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC)

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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.