Brittney Hughes Upward Bound Director

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Brittney joined Umoja team in October 2015 as the Program Specialist with the Upward Bound program. Brittney was responsible for creating and implementing relevant and exciting programming to high school students in the program. Brittney has always had a passion for helping students.

Prior to joining Umoja, Brittney worked for ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission.) Here,not only did Brittney facilitate countless FAFSA workshops and presentations in several high schools on the west of Chicago, but she also served as a mentor to over 50 students.  

Brittney received of BA in Journalism from Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, MO in May 2011. She then went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Public Administration and Policy from Northwestern University in December 2013. Brittney is currently the Director of the Upward Bound program where she oversees the daily programming, and supervises the UB staff at Manley high school. Brittney still serves as a mentor to the Upward Bound students.