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Alumni Network

Former Fellows remain connected to one another, to the Senior Leaders Program, and to the field of early childhood through participation in the Early Childhood Policy Community of Practice.

Fellows Cohorts: Fellows participated in the Fellowship for two years. Click the links below to learn more about the past Fellows and discover their contributions to the field of early childhood.

2009 Fellows

2011 Fellows

2013 Fellows

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2016 Career Updates:

Christine Tran begins a new journey in Los Angeles as the Early Childhood Education & Care Program Officer at First 5 LA.(full bio)

2015 Career Updates:

Edna Navarro Vidaurre is now the Senior Community Engagement Associate at Illinois Action for Children where she will be working on community systems development in early childhood.(full bio)

Saleem Hue Penny begins a new journey as AVP of Community and Education Partnerships at Chicago Children’s Museum serving Illinois children and families.(full bio)

Angela Hubbard begins a new journey as Program Officer for Projects and Partnerships for Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association. (full bio)

Liliana Velazquez joined the Council for a Strong America in Washington, D.C. as Program Implementation Associate where she helps to create organizational visibility and to maintain oversight of the organization’s policy progress among her many other duties. (full bio)

Christine Nicpon serves as the Early Childhood Education Policy Analyst for the Latino Policy Forum. (full bio)

2014 Career Updates:

Arianna Cisneros serves as a Program Officer for the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF). (full bio)

TeeNeka Jones-Gueye serves as a Program Manager for the Family Support Program at Infant Welfare Society of Evanston. (full bio)

2013 Career Updates:

Melanie Garrett selected to be the Program Director for New Moms Inc. (full bio)

Saleem Hue Penny appointed Project Development Manager for the Oral Health and Families initiative at Illinois Action for Children. (full bio)

Angela Hubbard named the Educare Chicago Alumni Network Family Engagement Manager at the Ounce of Prevention Fund. (full bio)

Artishia Hunter becomes Director of the Evanston Two Generation Initiatives. (full bio)

Cemeré James named Deputy Director of the Work Support Strategies Project (WSS) and Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on Law and Social Policy (CLASP). (full bio)