Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program


Spring 2010 UPPF Program 


uppf fellows 2010


Spring 2010 UPPF Fellows

The Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) in partnership with the African American Academic Network (AAAN) and Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES), are pleased to announce the Spring 2010 Urban Public Policy Fellows:

Sara Agate

Cesar Dominguez

Chynna D Moerlien

Victor Perez

Omer Aba-Omer

Mayra Gamboa

Jacqueline Montero

Kelly Rogers

Gabriela Arias

Shaakira Horbrook

Kevin Morrissette

Reynel Trecuceno

Mark Arrellano

Amy Jachna

Ameenah Muhammad

Sharonda Underwood

Patricia Bates

Alyssa Joiner

Salvador Muñoz

Berenice Vallecillos

Yaw P Boateng

Rashida Khanbey

Johana Muriel-Chandler

Lauren G Walton

Terri Davis

Jessica Kuhnen

Matthew S Neil

Andrea Watson

Samuel De La Rosa

Erika Macias

Richard Nettles


Spring 2010 UPPF 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.


Blackstar Project

Café Media

City of Blue Island


Cooperation for Supportive Housing

Enlace Chicago

Erie Neighborhood House

Fathers Who Care

Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights

Inner City Muslim Action Network

Latin United Community Housing Association

Latino Education Alliance (LEA)

Latino Policy Forum


Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center

People for Community Recovery (through TSJ)

Project Vida

UIC Medical Center

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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).


UPPF Alumni


Blake Garcia


Major: History

Internship Placement: Latino Policy Program

Research Project : Academic Achievement & Parental

Life after UPPF:
Blake is currently pursuing a Master's in Public Administration from UIC. He was accepted into the Great Cities London program and will be studying in London this summer.