Northwestern University

Thu 4:00 PM

Civic Engagement Funding Opportunities info Session

When: Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: 1940 Sheridan Road, Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Angela Johnson   847.491.2617

Group: Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Northwestern pPublic Interest Program (NUPIP) Student Coordinators


Urban Prep Fellows Program Director Jacob Wertz (SESP ’09) & Current Fellows

• When? Nov. 29 (Thu.), 4-5:30PM
• Where? 1940 Sheridan (1st Floor Conference Room)
• Who should come? SENIORS (RSVP to because space is limited and pizza will be served!)

Deadlines for many opportunities fall in January! Now is the time to learn about options and hear from people who know the application process for civic engagement awards like the Northwestern University Public Interest Program.


Urban Prep Academies exists to address a serious problem: just 1 in 40 African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for three years in a row, 100% of Urban Prep seniors have gained admission to four-year colleges and universities.  Do you have the skills and energy to help them continue to make this vision a reality?  Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families, and leading a seminar course.  These relationships are critical for students’ college readiness.  Fellows are supported by a veteran teaching staff and ongoing professional development that addresses the people, ideas, and policies shaping urban America.  Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance, and a monthly stipend.  Visit for details. 

The NU Public Interest Program is a one-year fellowship that helps train a new generation of leaders for social change through paid public interest work, professional development seminars and mentorship opportunities with Northwestern alumni. NUPIP is designed to introduce young alumni to organizations whose missions are to create systemic social change; as well as to enable these organizations to capitalize on the Fellows' experience, intelligence, and work ethic. Visit for details.


Unable to attend the info session?

• E-mail to learn more about NUPIP and get on the NUPIP mailing list.

• Contact Associate Director Brad Zakarin ( in the Office of Fellowships for guidance about external fellowships like Urban Prep Fellows.

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