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Get Involved

The Chaddick Institute team is always keen to have students and professionals get involved with the institute, and to discuss how our work might intersect with your professional experience in the Chicagoland area or educational experience at DePaul University. The Chaddick Institute offers various volunteering opportunities for graduate students during the academic year including assisting with our events, research, and bi-annual study trips.

​Chaddick Scholars

The Chaddick Scholars Program is a great way to interact with professionals and individuals interested in the field of metropolitan planning. This program is designed for graduate students looking to gain real-world experience in urban planning and community development. After being accepted into the program, candidates become ambassadors of the Institute and participate in activities such as immersion trips to explore various cities, volunteer opportunities, and professional networking events. The Chaddick Scholars Program typically starts in November and ends in June.

For program requirements and kick-off dates, please contact us at chaddick@depaul.edu​

Click here to learn more about this year's Scholar Candidates!​

2016 Chaddick Scholars

JEN ARON  |  Masters in Leadership and Policy Studies
BENTON DOSKY  |  Masters in Sustainable Urban Development
ROMUALD LENOU  |  Masters of Public Administration
JAZMINE ROMERO  |  Masters of Public Administration
NOELLE PAIGE  |  Masters of Public Administration
RACHAEL SMITH  |   Masters in Sustainable Urban Development
ANTOINETTE THOMAS |  Masters in Public Service Managemement
GRAY TUREK  |   Masters in Sustainable Urban Development

2016 Chaddick Scholars
 

2015 Chaddick Scholars

JOSEPH CUNANAN | Masters in Sustainable Urban Development
PASQUALE DI DIANA | Masters in Public Administration
ELIZABETH GRISANZIOMasters in Public Service​
ANNE LYNCH | ​
BRIAN TERRELL Masters in Leadership and Policy Studies​
NATALIE TOPP | Masters in Leadership and Policy Studies
JOANA ZAIDANMasters in Sustainable Urban Development

2017 Chaddick Scholars

​ARLINDA BAJRAMI | Masters in Public Administration
GABRIELA BALDASSARI | Masters in Sustainable Urban Development

MICHAEL FODORMasters in Sustainable Urban Development
FRANK KRAUT Masters in Public Administration​​​
COREY MCEACHERN |  Masters in Public Policy
MALCOLM MOSSMANMasters in Sustainable Urban Development
STIJN VAN DER SLOTMasters in Sustainable Urban Development

2017 Chaddick Scholars

Previous Chaddick Scholars (2005-2014)

2013-14​

Valerie Egon, Jeff Fredericksen, Jenny Godinez, Megan Overbey, Emily Reilly, Gary Scott, William Stefaniuk, and James Wong​

2012-13

Alyssa Battaglia, Jamela Clark, Brandi DeLoatch, Ryan Forst, Blaire MacHarg, Brian Pigeon, Kelsey Somerville, Martina Stanley, and Kate Witherspoon

2011-12

Derick Anderson, Sid Holcomb, Shawn Janzen, Wilmar Molina, Mark Patoska, Candice Torres, and Stephen Woodring

2010-11

Caitlin Allen, Will Covert, Martin Ellinger-Locke, Leah Haas, Brian Izzo, Amy Kirsling, Paige Largent, Rebecca McAlpine, Elisa Sledzinska, Sara Wendelburg, and Jada Wollenzien

2009-10

Antwon Bailey, Alice Bieszczat, Steven Field,  Justin Klusas, Suzanne Ostrovsky, and Jonathan Wittig

2008-2009

Andrew Pizzano, Eric Roach, Cyrus Khazai, and Fatih Takmakli

2007-2008

Erin Kelly, Lisa Koivu, Kateri Routh, Lisa Pagnucci, Sara Smith, and Lauren Fischer

2006-2007

Liezl Alcantara, Gretchen Anderson, Caitlyn Brennan, Peter Drake, Beau Gallegos, Brian Guyer, Michael Frigo, Dan Nakahara, Erika Radeke, Alyssa Schiffman, Melanie Silas, and Dale Wilson

2005-2006

Donna Cicinelli, Brian Guyer, Christie Hahn, Lauren Pike, Erika Radeke, Alyssa Schiffman, and Sonya Szot​

2004-2005

Michelle Cullerton, Christine Drew, Alison Ferrari, Pamela Gayles, Joseph Kearney, Katie McCall, Janice Murphy, Shari Schwartz, and Gail Walker​


Bi-Annual Study Trips

The Chaddick Institute began offering study trips for graduate students and professional planners in 2010. These full-day intensive experiences offer participants the opportunity to explore urban issues in a real world setting, meeting with municipal officials, planners, non-profit leaders, etc. and gaining a better understanding of the innovative solutions being pursued to revitalize challenged urban areas.

We hold a study trip in the fall quarter and spring quarter of each academic year. Our study trips are to cities located in the Midwest - previous study trips have taken participants to Detroit, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Madison. Study trips typically cost around $30/person and include lodging, local transportation and lunch. Approximately 25 graduate students and professionals attend each trip. Visit our Upcoming Events​ page for information on the next study trip!

Chaddick Study Trips


​​Young Professionals Program

​​Our Young Professionals (YP) program involves after-work activities highlighting trends in the urban planning field. Events are designed to be informal and fun, focusing on professional development and offering exposure to a wide variety of experts. YP events are typically free to attend!​​​​​ If you are not already on our Young Professionals mailing list, click here​ to start receiving our emails and event notices.

New ideas for future YP events are always welcome. If you have a great idea for an event, please contact us at chaddick@depaul.edu​