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