YP4 is committed to remaining connected to its Fellows and alumni, and to ensuring that the connections made between those who go through our programs remain strong. To accomplish this, we make sure to share and celebrate updates from members of our network. We encourage you to go through the recent Alumni Highlights below to see the impact our alumni have on their communities.

Recent Alumni Highlights

Class of 2005

Congrats Jason Orne ’05 for publishing a new book, “An Invitation to Qualitative Fieldwork: A Multilogical Approach“!

Class of 2008

Congratulations to Liz Lamoste, YP4 ’08, for earning the Detroit Young Professionals’ Vanguard Award. This honor recognizes the outstanding talent of 15 of the region’s young professionals and entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their community. Read more here.

Class of 2009

Congrats to Nijeul Porter ’09 for teaching peers about artistic production!

Fellowship Program Manager Marion Andrew Humphrey Jr. attended Student Power Convergence in NY where he saw Nick Savelli (’09 YP4 alum) of Texas Rising, address their youth organizing work in TX.‪

Class of 2010

Congrats to Poy Winichakul ‘10 & FLLA ‘13 for being featured on the Melissa Harris Perry Show and on Huffington Post Live!

Congrats to Daniel Leon-Davis ’10 for being featured on MSNBC!

YP4 applauds Daniel Leon- Davis, YP4 ’10 and Dom Leon-Davis ’13 for sharing their story for immigrant heritage month.

Congratulations to Christine Head, YP4 ’10, for being honored in the 16th annual 30 Under 30: Honoring the Best and Brightest Individuals in Chicago’s LGBTQQIA+ Youth Community.

Class of 2011

Many thanks to Erik Lampmann ’11 for his piece on LGBTQ justice and why courts matter!

Congrats to Dennis Chin FLLA ’11 on winning the Community Catalyst Award from NQAPIA!

Congrats to Jamira Burley ’11 on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show and in Forbes!

Congratulations to Elena Swartz, YP4 ’11, who will be pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance beginning Autumn 2015. As an MPA candidate she plans to study strategies to implement local arts and culture approaches in communities experiencing crisis.

Class of 2012

Congrats to Alray Nelson ’12 for having his work on marriage equality in Navajo Nation featured in NY Times!

Alray Nelson was featured on Al Jazeera America for his work leading the fight for marriage equality in the Navajo nation.

Congrats to Charlene Carruthers FLLA ’12 and former YP4 staffer Jessica Fierce for being featured in Washington Post!

Another congrats to Charlene Carruthers FLLA ’12 for a great interview with Rookie Mag!

Congrats to ’12 alumna Sharmin Hossain who was named 2015 Open Society Foundation Fellow!

YP4 stands with Tehreem Rehman, YP4 ’12, for speaking up about the bias in the medical school admissions process.

Class of 2013

Congrats to Micah Melia ’13 on receiving University of Kansas’ University Awards!

Congrats to Alan Pelaez Lopez ’13 on writing a powerful piece for Black Girl Dangerous!

Congratulations to YP4 alumni Italia Arnada for being selected for a highly competitive fellowship part of the El Centro de la Raza’s 2015-2016 El Puente Fellows Program Cohort.

Congratulations to Cindy Nava for being featured on the University of New Mexico’s website sharing her story and praising her work in Washington organizing for the next election cycle. Read all about it here.

Class of 2014

Congrats to Caylyn Perry ’14 on being selected as a Truman Scholar!

Many thanks to Devin Murphy ’14 for his piece on the new US-Cuba foreign policy!

Congrats to Cassie Osei ‘14 on receiving University of Kansas’ University Awards!

Many thanks to Zach Koop ’14 for writing about the Supreme Court’s upholding of WI’s voter ID law!

Proud of Olivia Sedwick ’14 for her work in Winston-Salem State University’s SGA!

Congrats to Jonathan Jean-Pierre ’14 for his efforts to support LGBTQ+ students!

Congrats to YP4 alumna Mona Zahir for her acceptance into the 2015-2016 HBCU All-Star cohort to serve as the White House Initiative on HBCUs student ambassador for Winston Salem State University!

Class of 2015

Congrats to  Karim Farishta in securing a White House internship this Fall!

YP4 applauds Shawn Reilly for being published in WishDish and sharing their story in light of the marriage equality decision.

Congratulations to Shawn Reilly for being selected to participate in the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.

Congratulations to Randiss Hopkins for being the youngest person to be featured on the cover of the Diversity magazine! Read his story on pg. 12.