2011-2012 Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) Program Highlights
2011-2012 Urban Public Policy Fellowship Program In partnership with:
The Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program, a new program designed to expose historically underrepresented minority undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to key public policy issues.
UPPF Fellows were selected through a highly competitive process thatconsidered grade point average, history of engagement, and leadership experience.
UPPF Fellows attended weekly seminars throughout the spring semester. Seminars included policy issues, project management, research, governmentissues and education budget information.
UPPF Fellows presented Public PolicyPosters at the DFI/IALHEA Conference & Diversity Research Forum, April 12, 2012.
UPPF Fellows were also assigned aninternship designed to expose him or her to the theory and practice of public policy-making, advocacy, community development, and service provision.
The UPPF program is 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).
2011-2012 UPPF Partnerships & Internship Locations• American Red Cross of Greater Chicago • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant &• Center of Excellence in Eliminating Refugee Rights Health Disparities • Illinois Council Against Hand Gun• Central SER Violence• Chicago Commons • Latino Policy Forum• Chicago Lawyers Committee for • Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago Civil Rights • Metropolitan Tenants Organization• Chicago Metropolitan Agency for • Office of Congressman Danny Davis Planning (CMAP) • Safer Foundation• Community Outreach Intervention • The Black Star Project Project • The Young People’s Project• Hispanic Alliance for Career • UIC Medical Center Enhancement • Urban Health Program• Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention
2011- 2012 Urban Public Policy FellowsMarta Aguila Erika OliverYesenia Altorre Elizabeth OrtizNicole Bevans-McClean Nana OwusuAraceli Buenrostro Vivian OyengunleDartunorro Clark Ernestina PerezAnneisha Elerby Leo PrattNancy Gaytan Michael RamirezTaofik Hassan Gabriela RenoJustine Hernandez Katya ReynaEdwin Martinez Julio Rodriguez Daisy Soto
Urban Public Policy Fellowship 2011-2012 Highlights