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Public Allies Launches Inaugural Alumni Council, Announces 26 Distinguished Members

Milwaukee WI –  Public Allies, a leading nonprofit organization committed to advancing social justice and racial equity by engaging and activating the leadership of all people, is proud to announce the formation of its inaugural Alumni Council. Comprised of 26 diverse leaders from across the country, this esteemed council will work to advance the organization’s Read More

The Benefits of Collective Leadership

At Public Allies, we believe that Everyone Leads and that we can lead better, together. Our core values of collaboration and focusing on assets allow us to lean fully into the practice of celebrating shared power. The way in which society works toward a just and equitable future for all is just as important (if Read More

Contribute to the Power of the Collective

As we reflect back on 2023, one of our biggest learnings is that the work and values of Public Allies is needed in our country now more than ever. When our democracy is threatened, we need to work even harder to make Public Allies programs more accessible to ensure that everyone can lead. Please give Read More

In the Spirit of Giving

Who We Are … Public Allies manages a national network of over 10,000 civic leaders and change agents. We engage in development and community-building amongst upstart antiracist leaders, particularly those from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds (including BIPOC individuals and people from varied education levels, diverse socioeconomic statuses, nontraditional sexual or gender identifications, etc.). In the Read More

Becoming Change Makers: A Transformational Guide

AVAILABLE NOW: Becoming Change Makers: The Exquisite Path to Leadership and Liberation for Women of Color by Dominica McBride, PhD. This book is a transformational guide for women of color that seeks to inspire us to find our way through the unprecedented times we are living in. Following an honest exploration of trauma, loss, and ongoing Read More

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: A Podcast

At Public Allies, we understand innately that communities are full of assets. From our founding in 1992, it has been our job to identify leaders that are often overlooked, unheard, and unseen – which typically are women of color.  Recently, Public Allies CEO and #PAAlum, Jenise Terrell, sat down with Analiza Wolf, host of the Read More

Letter from Board Chair, Chanda Smith Baker

Dear Public Allies Community,   On Friday, August 11th, at our final FY23 board meeting, I had the honor of being elected to serve as the next Chair of the Public Allies Board of Directors. I am humbled by and grateful for this opportunity to lead and to be in community with you all.   Read More

Public Allies Board of Directors Sets Its Sights on the Future with New Leadership

Public Allies is pleased to announce its new slate of board officers as well as the members who will serve on the Executive Committee of its National Board of Directors:   Chanda Smith Baker (former President and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities who brought Public Allies to the Twin Cities, full bio here), Chair Angela Read More

Public Allies Continues Partnership with NBA Foundation to Cultivate Pipeline of Young Black Civic Leaders

Public Allies is thrilled to announce the continuance of its partnership with the NBA Foundation. With the support of the NBA Foundation, Public Allies will continue to provide critical access to workforce and leadership development opportunities for up-and-coming leaders from marginalized communities.     Working nationwide—including six NBA market locations—and in partnership with hundreds of nonprofit Read More

Ways to Celebrate Disability Pride Month

source:  GoodGoodGood   #DisabilityPrideMonth is celebrated every July in honor of the month that The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed in 1990. Disability Pride Month is a time for all disabled people to unapologetically celebrate our bodies as they are. Whether you are disabled or an ally, Disability Pride Month is full of so much Read More