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Listen and Let Lead: Dr. Meredith Shockley-Smith

Whether it be students struggling with education, Black mothers losing babies, or a community beset by any number of issues, Dr. Meredith Shockley-Smith’s proposed solutions always start the same way: Listen to those most impacted. Let them lead.  Simple but true, this asset-based mindset has guided Meredith, an alum of Public Allies Cincinnati (‘07), through Read More

The Leaders Giving Us Hope Amidst a Chaotic 2020

In a year as chaotic as 2020, what gives you hope for the future? At Public Allies, we see hope in the many faces of emerging, diverse, values-driven leaders. Working in communities across the country, the tireless service of our Allies and alumni brings to life the vision of a more just and equitable society. Read More

Cisco Supports Public Allies with Fighting Racism and Discrimination Fund

Cisco established the Fighting Racism and Discrimination Fund in 2017 to elevate organizations, including Public Allies, working for social justice. Cisco employees have been invited to contribute to the Fund and over 3,000 have answered the call, raising hundreds of thousands in donations and Cisco Foundation matching in support of this important work. On June 1, Read More

In a Historic Election, Alumni Led the Way

While the chaos of this election cycle will be analyzed for years to come, the leadership and impact of our alumni on the election was resoundingly clear. Across the country, Public Allies alumni ran for office and empowered others to do the same, and participated in game-changing efforts to organize and mobilize our communities. Their Read More

Powering a Sustainable Future: Garrison Davis

To Garrison Davis, the nature preserve bordering his childhood home was a sanctuary. “It’s where I went to think, relax, and appreciate life,” he says. Now, his mission is to protect that preserve and the environment we all share. Garrison’s service journey started shortly after high school. Joining the Public Allies Delaware AmeriCorps apprenticeship program Read More

Public Allies Launches New National Cohort

100 Emerging Leaders Trained to Address Inequities Exposed and Worsened by COVID-19 In response to the inequities exposed and worsened by COVID-19, Public Allies has launched a national initiative that connects one hundred emerging leaders from across the country. For the next ten months, emerging leaders from across the country will be trained, connected, and Read More

Art & Human Rights: Marissa Gutiérrez-Vicario

Art and human rights: To Marissa Gutiérrez-Vicario, they have always been intertwined. Once a director with Public Allies New York, Marissa went on to start Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE), which empowers young people to find their voices and advocate for crucial human rights issues—all through the accessible mediums of visual art and design. Read More

We All Lead When We All Vote

By Jaime Ernesto Uzeta, CEO of Public Allies  It is an understatement to say that the agony and suffering over police brutality and systemic racism pouring from our communities has been overwhelming and relentless. These injustices have shaken our nation to its core and I’m so proud to see so many Public Allies alumni help Read More

Illustrating the Movement: Dan Méndez Moore

As protests for George Floyd erupted in his Minneapolis neighborhood, Public Allies alum Dan Méndez Moore found familiarity in the unrest.  Almost twenty years earlier, in April 2001, Dan’s hometown of Cincinnati was engulfed by similar protests after the police killing of 19-year-old Timothy Thomas. With 15 young Black men having died in police custody Read More

CITI FOUNDATION MAKES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC ALLIES’ NEXT WAVE LEADERSHIP PROJECT

        CITI FOUNDATION MAKES MAJOR INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC ALLIES’ NEXT WAVE LEADERSHIP PROJECT YOUNG PEOPLE OF COLOR TRAINED TO ADDRESS INEQUITIES EXPOSED BY COVID-19 [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] In response to the inequities exposed and worsened by COVID-19, Citi Foundation has made a significant investment of $500,000 in the Next Wave Leaders Project, a bold new Read More