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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

Statement on Recent Attacks Against Asian Americans

Malicious hate crimes against Asian Americans have been on the rise since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. On Tuesday in Atlanta, eight lives were tragically taken in another racist attack against the Asian community. We mourn the victims and we stand in solidarity with the many now living in fear and terror. It Read More

Public Allies Welcomes New Director of Chicago Site

Public Allies welcomes Mark Payne, Public Allies Chicago Alumnus (’97), to the role of Executive Director for Public Allies Chicago. As Executive Director, Mark assumes the helm of the oldest, continuous-running site in the our network with a rich history of addressing the systemic inequities in one of the largest cities in the country. Mark’s Read More

Statement on Attack of the Capitol

By Jaime Ernesto Uzeta, CEO of Public Allies This week’s assault on our democracy—and flagrant display of white supremacy—was tragic and dismaying, yet sadly unsurprising in a country founded on (and still unwilling to truly reckon with) the genocide of one people and the enslavement of another. The same could be said about the gaping Read More

The Leaders Giving Us Hope Amidst a Chaotic 2020

In a year as chaotic as 2020, what gives you hope for the future? At Public Allies, we see hope in the many faces of emerging, diverse, values-driven leaders. Working in communities across the country, the tireless service of our Allies and alumni brings to life the vision of a more just and equitable society. 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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