Harish I Patel

Chicago, IL - Harish I Patel, coordinator of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Social Justice Initiative, is an experienced community organizer focused on youth, community and economic development issues and electoral engagement. Harish previously worked as the coordinator of public programming at the UIC Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and also as a Coalition Organizer at the Southwest Youth Collaborative on Chicago‚Äôs South Side. He serves on the board of advisers of In These Times magazine and served as an instructor at UIC for the undergraduate course, Youth Engagement in a Globalized World. He is also a founder of Project FOCUS, an international community development organization working in Uganda.


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