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Author: Public Allies

Empowering Voices: Tamara Favors

Community is one of the most vital aspects of our lives. It provides an opportunity to develop others and experience support. This can be especially true for single parents as they navigate through their lives, schedules and work. Finding a community that has this deep level of understanding and care can make a world of Read More

What BIPOC Women Leaders Need to Thrive

For over 30 years, Public Allies (PA) has implemented a paid ten-month apprenticeship program which focuses on leadership development through community building, individual reflection, and service at a nonprofit organization. PA’s programming is designed to cultivate often overlooked talent, focused on those who come from economically marginalized communities and who are poised to become civic Read More

What Everyone Can Learn from People of Color

Not surprisingly, just as the systemic nature of racism infects society’s structures, institutions, and philanthropic giving, so, too, does it shape attitudes about the skills and assets leaders need to be effective.   When the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) studied the motivations, relationships and networks, and skill sets and behaviors of BIPOC leaders, they found Read More

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