Congratulations to the NUPIP Fellows Class of 2021!

Fellows in the Northwestern University Public Interest Program are wrapping up their yearlong Fellowship that involved work placements at Chicago-area nonprofits or government agencies and program support through professional development seminars, mentorship, and community building. This year, Fellows worked at organizations including Evanston Township High School, Lawndale Christian Health Center, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office. Fellows were able to share tips and tricks with one another as most of them navigated the virtual workspace.

Throughout the year, Fellows heard from industry professionals to gain insider perspectives on issues facing the city of Chicago, the roles of various nonprofit stakeholders like funders, staff, and volunteers, and ways to engage in policy and advocacy work. Fellows were paired with professional mentors to receive one-on-one support and guidance in advancing their career paths. A volunteer group of recent NUPIP alums referred to as Alum Chums brought Fellows together in the virtual space to discuss successes and challenges of the year and to examine topics like the nonprofit industrial complex and approaches to creating change.

NUPIP will conclude with a final reflection and celebration of the host organizations, supervisors, mentors, seminar presenters, and alumni who were part of making this year a success!

Learn more about this year’s class of Fellows, and stay tuned for an announcement this fall as NUPIP welcomes the 2021-2022 cohort!