The Back to School issue features four of the Urban Education Fellow graduates from the class of 2009. The article highlights the impact that these Urban Education Policy and Master of Art in Teaching graduates are having on Rhode Island’s Urban Core school districts. The goal of the Urban Education Fellows Program is to increase the capacity of the schools and districts in Providence and the urban core of Rhode Island with highly qualified policy analysts and teachers. Urban Education Fellows dedicate three years of postgraduate work to the urban core in exchange for tuition forgiveness. These commitments are inspired in part by the report to the University’s Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. Read how these Brown graduates began the year wondering if their Ivy League education had really prepared them for their professions. They ended the year concluding that their intense 12 month programs had equipped them well.