Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program


2015-2016 UPPF Program 


uppf fellows 2015-16


2015-2016 UPPF Fellows
Gabriela Bedolla Winifred Obanor
Erendira Calderon Alejandra Paramo
Anabelen Diaz Nasseef Quasim
Chatelaine Dunord Cesar Ramirez
Ogbeni Ekhomu Syeda Raza
Saul Garcia Daniela Salawu
Yaritza Guillen Destiny Strothers
Jauwan Hall Ruth Timothy
Celina Hernandez Gonzalo Trejo
Usama Ibrahim
  1. Ashanti Turner
Christen Lee Mateo Uribe
Alejandra Merlos Akua Yeboah-Sampong
  1. Rosalyn Murga


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.

For more information regarding the UPPF Program, please contact Catalina Nava, IPCE Program Coordinator, at 312-355-0154 or via email at cnava2@uic.edu  

2015-2016 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 African-American Academic Network (AAAN) and the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) 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 Theater Company

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Chicago Commons

City of Chicago Department of Public Health

Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Enlace Chicago

Free Spirit Media

Latino Policy Forum

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing

Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago

Mexican American Legal Defense Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Muejres Latinas en Acción

New Covenant Community Development Corporation

Project English Learning Through Math, Science & Action (ELMSA) Research

Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

The Black Star Project

U.S. State Attorney’s Office


UIC Latin American Recruitment Education Services (LARES) Program

UIC Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition

2014 2015 uppf slideshow

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  1. · Engage with current and alumni UPPF Fellows.
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  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.