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“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“AS WE LOOK TO REBUILD OUR INSTITUTIONS IN A POST-COVID WORLD, LET’S NOT OVERLOOK THE EMERGING LEADERS WHO LIVE IN THE AREAS HARDEST HIT BY THE PANDEMIC.”

– Public Allies CEO Jaime Ernesto Uzeta

As we continue to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Public Allies is taking our role as a learning and sharing community seriously. To learn about how we are responding to this crisis and adjusting operations in order to continue supporting our Allies, partners, and communities, click here.

WHO WE ARE

Public Allies is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership of all young people.

Since 1992, we have helped thousands of underrepresented young leaders serve our country, get on successful pathways to higher education and careers, and bring communities together to work for the common good. We operate our signature AmeriCorps program in 25 communities nationwide.

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OUR MISSION

To create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it.

OUR LOCATIONS

Please click on a red dot to learn more about that particular Public Allies location, including staff contact information.

ALLY APPLICATIONS OPEN

AmeriCorps Allies are individuals from our communities who are committed to making a difference through service, and who are looking for an opportunity to build skills and a network of emerging grassroots leaders. Our AmeriCorps Ally program, which generally lasts 10 months and is a paid opportunity with benefits, is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, criminal record, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, community, or social affiliations. Anyone over 17 years with a high school diploma or GED, and who is a U.S. citizen or has permanent residency, is welcome to apply.

Michelle Obama with Public Allies

“PUBLIC ALLIES WAS MY FAVORITE JOB. I MEET ALLIES AND ALUMS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND THEY ARE DOING AMAZING THINGS AND I KNOW THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT,” SHE TOLD THE GROUP. “IT WAS AT PUBLIC ALLIES THAT I FIRST UNDERSTOOD THAT I WOULD ALWAYS BE ‘BECOMING.’”

– Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Do you know someone dedicated to social justice & creating change in your community? Nominate them to be an Ally! As small tokens of our appreciation, the Public Allies National Office will be giving out gift cards & other thank yous.

Refer an Ally now: https://publicallies.org/refer-an-ally/

You know when you watch something and it gives you that feeling of chills through your arms b/c it's just beautiful? @PACincy alum Lè Thompson, you're amazing. #PAAlum https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/positively-cincinnati-local-photographer-gifts-photo-shoots-to-2020-grads

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ALUM SPOTLIGHT

Abel Núñez was the first person in his family to speak English, and as a result, from a very early age he was often asked to translate for his family. Fast-forward decades later, and Abel — who arrived in the U.S. with his family from El Salvador in 1979 — continues to be a vital bridge between recent immigrants and the larger community. For his work, including rising up to become executive director of CARECEN, an immigrant rights group in Washington, D.C., Abel was recently awarded Georgetown University’s John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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