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Virtual 5k Raises Funds and Awareness Around Racial Injustice

Discouraged by the barrage of news about COVID-19 and police brutality, Dayna Keene wanted to do something to make a positive impact.  An alumni of the Peace Corps who is passionate about public health, she certainly had some awareness of her own privilege as a white person within systems of racial inequity. Yet, it wasn’t Read More

Eyes on Minneapolis: Twin Cities Leaders Share Visions of Justice

Two weeks after the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the global movement for Black lives has been as active as ever. City by city, demands for justice and equity have resulted in tangible policy change—and the sea change is far from over. With a long-standing commitment to dismantling systems of inequity and building Read More

Public Allies Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and Persistent Systemic Racism

Public Allies and its network of nonprofit partners are horrified and saddened by the tragic—yet all too familiar—events of the past week. We grieve with our Black friends, colleagues, and fellow citizens as they have been shown, once again, the blatant disregard with which they are held by too many people and too many of Read More

PUBLIC ALLIES, INC. Receives $7,579,000 in AmeriCorps Funding to Support Local Nonprofits & Emerging Leaders

  PUBLIC ALLIES, INC. Receives $7,579,000 in AmeriCorps Funding to Support Local Nonprofits & Emerging Leaders   [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] – Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that Public Allies, Inc. has received $7,579,000 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service Read More

COVID-RELATED NATIONAL SERVICE CANNOT JUST BE GAP YEAR FOR PRIVILEGED YOUTH

There has been a rush of calls for national service – including AmeriCorps & Peace Corps – to serve an increased role in the countries response to the health and economic fallout from COVID-19. America has a long and rich history of national service, often turning to it as a powerful lever in times of Read More

Public Allies Releases Special Report – COVID-19: Impact on Nonprofits

COVID-19 has had an immediate and dramatic impact on the economy, and especially on nonprofit organizations. Given Public Allies’ unique position as an intermediary working with hundreds of nonprofits in communities across the country, we are uniquely positioned to understand how this crisis has affected the nonprofit sector. While there are many other surveys around Read More

Public Allies Launches COVID-19 Resource Page

A little over a month ago Public Allies provided an update on COVID-19 and committed to, “taking our role as a learning and sharing community seriously during this time of crisis, finding ways to connect and hold space to gather in solidarity to support each other through this unsettling moment.” Since that time we have Read More

COVID-19 Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

With so many of our Alumni carrying student loan debt, and a large portion enrolled in either the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and / or Income-Driven Repayment plans, we wanted to make sure you had information on how the CARES Act impacts your loans. Please note that the following only applies to federal students Read More

Public Allies Los Angeles Alum Shares How to Launch a Mutual Aid Network In Your Community

A ray of light through the COVID-19 crisis has been the individual and collective actions undertaken to support communities across the country and the world. One example is Public Allies Los Angeles alum and current Program Manager, daNaE Tapia who, along with their family, has set up a mutual aid network on their block in Read More

Tips on messaging, social media, and email marketing for nonprofits during the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 has presented unique challenges to all nonprofits. Many are in a place that is completely unfamiliar and requiring new skills and approaches in order to continue operations and stay connected. To lend a hand, last week we provided Information on Federal Loan Support for Nonprofits. Since then, we’ve been reviewing a lot of surveys Read More