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Month: May 2023

“Seva”: An Act of Selfless Service

    By Prita Chhabra. Seva, or selfless service, is a practice that asks us to serve without any expectation of outcome. Learn more about this South Asian practice from Prita Chhabra by watching the video above.       Prita Chhabra (she/her) is the Site Director and an alum of Public Allies Central Florida. Read More

“Calcipher’s Breakfast”: An Illustration

  image description/ alt text: gradient text reads as, “calcipher” & “@n”. illustration of pilipinx version of Calcipher from Studio Ghibli’s animated film, ” Howl’s Moving Castle”. A gradient red-orange-yellow calcipher cooks 3 spams, 2 longanisa, & 2 eggs with a black cast iron on top of their head while eating 6 cinnamon sticks. By Read More

Two Powerhouses (and Graceful Leaders), Mother and Daughter, Reflect on Their Leadership Journeys Together

A conversation with Ann Terrell, PhD, author of “Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education” and Jenise Terrell, CEO of Public Allies.   JT: Everything about my leadership style has been informed by watching my mom lead. And the first leadership lesson I learned from her was to master your craft and always be prepared. Mom, Read More

A Legacy of Leadership: Ramona and Elio

It all started with a flyer. In 2001, Ramona Ramos (she/her) (Public Allies Wisconsin ‘02), a mother of two with a love for community building and leadership, was introduced to Public Allies through a friend that recognized her passion, and that’s where this legacy begins. 15 years later, Ramona’s first son, Elio Garcia (he/him) (Public Read More

Lauren Elfant Named COO of Public Allies

New COO tapped to lead key initiatives at Public Allies, the country’s only national service program to center BIPOC leaders from an asset-based community development model.   Milwaukee, Wis, May 4, 2023 – Public Allies, a 30-year-old national nonprofit dedicated to social justice and racial equity, is honored to announce the appointment of Lauren Elfant Read More