Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship In Depth
The Fellowship was created in 1999 to honor Alexander Polikoff, who served as Impact for Equity’s Executive Director for 29 years, and Dorothy Gautreaux, the public housing activist who gave her name to Polikoff’s landmark lawsuit.
Impact for Equity hires a recent law or policy school graduate each fall to become a Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for a two-year term, beginning the following fall. Fellows do not create stand-alone projects but instead are fully integrated into Impact for Equity’s staff as attorneys and policy analysts.
After completing their service at Impact for Equity, Polikoff Gautreaux fellows have pursued successful careers in affordable housing law, legal aid, civil rights advocacy, nonprofit leadership, and government.