From March through August, Chandni Sahni worked with the Civic Consulting Alliance team as a  KPMG  Fellow. Chandni is a Manager at KPMG.
What project work were you involved in during your time at the Civic Consulting Alliance?
Chandni Sahni:  During my time at Civic Consulting Alliance, I was involved with the  West Side United  (WSU) initiative. I primarily focused on community projects, which involved the release of two funding requests for proposals (RFPs). These RFPs were targeted at community groups working to increase the number of community health workers and expand the availability of mental and behavior health services in West Side neighborhoods. I also had the opportunities to support internal Civic Consulting Alliance initiatives, such as developing internal donor and contact management software and the Women of Civic Consulting Alliance discussion group.

What was your most memorable experience during your time at Civic Consulting Alliance?
CS:  My most memorable experience was interviewing local leaders and making new and lasting relationships over the course of my work with WSU.

How has your time at Civic Consulting Alliance helped you develop professionally?
CS:  My fellowship with Civic Consulting Alliance has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my consulting career. I had the unique opportunity to work with influential leaders to help improve Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods by addressing inequities in healthcare, education, economic vitality and the physical environment. I am grateful to both Civic Consulting Alliance and KPMG for giving me an opportunity to do important and impactful work that truly makes a difference in our community.
Civic Consulting Alliance Fellowships are full-time positions that last between three months and a year. In every case, Fellows are integrated into project teams for a unique professional development opportunity. Please visit the   Fellowships   page on our website to learn more.