A Year In Review: The Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program (2019-2020 Cohort)

By Lauren Melendez and Kashema Hutchinson (cross-posted on futuresinitiative.org) The Futures Initiative’s Undergraduate Leadership Program (ULP) supports CUNY undergraduate students who are learning to be leaders within their colleges and within their communities. The program, directed by Lauren Melendez, MSEd Director of the Undergraduate Leadership Program and Administrative Specialist of the Futures Initiative, and Co-Director Kashema Hutchinson, PhD candidate in Urban Education, believes great mentorship and leadership means representing and

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The Meet-Ups

Tired. Sluggish. Demotivated. These are the words that describe how I felt the first Friday evening in February. However, before calling it a night, I have one more event to attend: Undergraduate Leadership Fellows monthly meet-up. Our meet-ups consist of conversations about many things including academic interests, job prospects, financial aid and last, but not least, their well-being. We usually just ask, “How are you?” Last semester, Lauren, a co-director

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