The National Urban Fellows (NUF) program supports mid-career professionals from historically underrepresented groups, including women and people of color. Currently, the NUF includes a network of 1,000 alumni. This grant will support start-up costs for alumni activities to better ensure that Fellows remain involved in advancing the Foundation's goals to improve health and health care. The purpose of this project is to advance the recruitment of new Fellows, increase the number of mentors and funders and raise mid-career professionals' visibility and contributions. An alumni director and a consultant will direct an assessment of alumni engagement, trainings and other program components to better connect alumni with NUF and enhance leadership skills. This project also supports an online alumni database that will allow NUF alumni to better network and communicate with one another. Additionally, alumni will be able to share information about job leads and leadership development opportunities. The project will be considered successful if the needs and self assessments in two cities are completed and the findings reported to the alumni network. Long-term success will be determined based on increased alumni engagement and being able to cull qualitative data from the alumni database.
Amount Awarded $50,000.00
Awarded on: 1/11/2008
Time frame: 1/15/2008 - 1/14/2009
Grant Number: 63677