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Public Allies Board Statement

The mission of Public Allies has never been more critical. As a board, we are committed to ensuring that PA is not only able to continue delivering on that mission — but also operating in alignment with the change we want to see in the world.   Over the past week, we have heard from Read More

Restructuring Statement

This is an incredibly difficult time for all those who love Public Allies. The organization was operating in an untenable environment, the operating model was outdated, and it was unequivocally clear that a dramatic shift was necessary in order for the 30-year-old organization to survive and thrive. Still, it does not make the process of Read More

Public Allies Streamlines, Restructures to Improve Operations and Expand Impact in Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2022   PUBLIC ALLIES STREAMLINES, RESTRUCTURES TO IMPROVE OPERATIONS AND EXPAND IMPACT IN COMMUNITIES 30-Year-Old Organization has Engaged Nearly 10,000 Diverse Leaders   MILWAUKEE, WIS –  Public Allies today announced a restructuring of the nonprofit organization that will position it to continue advancing equity-focused change-makers across the country. Launched 30 Read More

5 Ways to Practice Asking for Help

  source:  Meghan Watson, @Thrive_WithMeg   Key word here is practice! Asking for help isn’t always intuitive, and many of us are just beginning to explore our needs, wants, and hopes without judgment or shame.   Try saying these out-loud to yourself if it feels awkward or uncomfortable, or reword these suggestions into something that Read More

“Untitled”: A Photography Series

By Maresa Kelly   My work captures ordinary moments that, when shared between lovers, become beautiful. Being queer, being in a queer relationship are radical acts. However, too often, queer relationships are political battlegrounds for the right to exist. Therefore, it is important to me to depict queer love in its most raw and authentic Read More

“A Woman Loving Woman’s Musings”: A Collection

By Imani Lowe   I created this compilation of mediums to express how I feel being a queer Black woman in love with another queer Black woman. I commissioned a painting months ago of me and my girlfriend by an artist and her IG handle is Nathematical. I inserted the renderings into the collage because Read More

A Different Kind of Life: Michaella Kosia

  For many people around the world, the onset of the pandemic was a time to pick up hobbies and to pursue your passions. For Michaella Kosia (Public Allies North Carolina ‘19) this desire to follow one’s dreams was no different.    Lockdown induced re-centering and reflecting encouraged Michaella to propel herself into culinary arts Read More

“Passion Paradox”: A Song

By Lucia Sicius   To listen to the full song, click here.   My name is Lucia Sicius. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida to the loving arms of a Chilean mother and an Italian-American father. I moved around between Miami, Spain, and Chile throughout my early life. This gifted me an immediate insight into Read More

Meet the Alumni Success Fellows

by Kira Dorvil, with contributions from Rylee Burke and Chrisal Valencia   A note from Kira: I would like to salute my fellow Fellows for their commitment, compassion, and creativity demonstrated in our first couple of months together. We’ve jumped in virtually, working across timezones in unison to create a vision for an engaged alumni Read More

Jewish American Heritage Month Featuring Alum Deandra Binder

Public Allies Arizona-Tucson End of Year Retreat (2021) “The core values of Justice and seeking to learn more about justice, and bring kindness and serve to others lead me into the public allies world and in my role there I think I was able to learn more about myself and question a lot about myself, Read More