Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program


Spring 2012 UPPF Program 


2011-2012 UPPF Fellows

Marta Aguila

Elizabeth Ortiz

Yesenia Altorre

Nana Owusu

Nicole Bevans-McClean

Vivian Oyengunle

Araceli Buenrostro

Ernestina Perez

Dartunorro Clark

Leo Pratt

Anneisha Elerby

Michael Ramirez

Nancy Gaytan

Gabriela Reno

Taofik Hassan

Katya Reyna

Justine Hernandez

Julio Rodriguez

Edwin Martinez

Daisy Soto

Erika Oliver


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. 

2011-2012 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.

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago

Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities

Central SER

Chicago Commons

Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Community Outreach Intervention Project

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Illinois Council Against Hand Gun Violence

Latino Policy Forum

Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago

Metropolitan Tenants Organization

Office of Congressman Danny Davis

Safer Foundation

The Black Star Project

The Young People’s Project

UIC Medical Center

Urban Health Program



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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).


UPPF Alumni


Nana Owusu



Major: Biological Science

Internship Placement: Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention

Research Topic: Prenatal Care: Substance Abuse in Pregnant Women