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Leadership is not a position to be held, but an action to be taken.

HOW WILL YOU LEAD?

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.

NEWS

5 Ways to Practice Asking for Help

  source:  Meghan Watson, @Thrive_WithMeg   Key word here is practice! Asking for help isn’t always intuitive, and many of us are just beginning to explore our needs, wants, and hopes without judgment or shame.   Try saying these out-loud to yourself if it feels awkward or uncomfortable, or reword these suggestions into something that Read More

“Untitled”: A Photography Series

By Maresa Kelly   My work captures ordinary moments that, when shared between lovers, become beautiful. Being queer, being in a queer relationship are radical acts. However, too often, queer relationships are political battlegrounds for the right to exist. Therefore, it is important to me to depict queer love in its most raw and authentic Read More

“A Woman Loving Woman’s Musings”: A Collection

By Imani Lowe   I created this compilation of mediums to express how I feel being a queer Black woman in love with another queer Black woman. I commissioned a painting months ago of me and my girlfriend by an artist and her IG handle is Nathematical. I inserted the renderings into the collage because Read More

A Different Kind of Life: Michaella Kosia

  For many people around the world, the onset of the pandemic was a time to pick up hobbies and to pursue your passions. For Michaella Kosia (Public Allies North Carolina ‘19) this desire to follow one’s dreams was no different.    Lockdown induced re-centering and reflecting encouraged Michaella to propel herself into culinary arts Read More

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Several Public Allies locations are still accepting applications to serve in our 10 Month Apprenticeship Program or host an Ally.  Click the buttons below to learn more.

About Our Allies:

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.

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