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

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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.

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We All Lead When We All Vote

By Jaime Ernesto Uzeta, CEO of Public Allies  It is an understatement to say that the agony and suffering over police brutality and systemic racism pouring from our communities has been overwhelming and relentless. These injustices have shaken our nation to its core and I’m so proud to see so many Public Allies alumni help Read More

CITI FOUNDATION MAKES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC ALLIES’ NEXT WAVE LEADERSHIP PROJECT

        CITI FOUNDATION MAKES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC ALLIES’ NEXT WAVE LEADERSHIP PROJECT YOUNG PEOPLE OF COLOR TRAINED TO ADDRESS INEQUITIES EXPOSED BY COVID-19 [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] In response to the inequities exposed and worsened by COVID-19, Citi Foundation has made a significant investment of $500,000 in the Next Wave Leaders Project, a bold new Read More

Milwaukee Business Journal: “Business, philanthropic leaders speak on civil unrest in Kenosha”

By Nick Williams for the Milwaukee Business Journal The Milwaukee Business Journal asked members of the local business, civil rights and philanthropic community to weigh in on the turmoil in Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police officers on Sunday, and what can be done to heal the community. The events Read More

Michelle Obama with Public Allies

Michelle Obama Reflects on Public Allies Experience in New Podcast

In a conversation with her husband on her brand new podcast, former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks passionately about our shared Public Allies mission and all that it brought to her life. Thanks to her position as the Executive Director of Public Allies Chicago she recounts that “for the first time I felt like a Read More

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW

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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