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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

Summer of Connections

Alumni Link up in the Latest Assembly Room     July’s Alumni Assembly Room kicked off by checking in with Public Allies CEO and 1994 PA Milwaukee Alum, Jenise Terrell. From her experience as an Alum to her passion for community development,  Jenise shared how she has experienced her return to the organization  since the 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

Maintaining Hope

by Andreu Rydbom. Recently, Andreu Rydbom (Public Allies Central Florida ’23), surprised us with a one-of-a-kind painting to celebrate the bond within our movement. This beautiful piece is a timely reminder to reflect on on our past while maintaining hope for the future. It was only a year ago, in a painful and misguided restructuring, Read More

One Year Later: Trust the Process and Chill

Time flies when you’re having fun! We count ourselves profoundly fortunate that we can count engaging and supporting our remarkable alumni community, our day jobs! Since we relaunched this newsletter one year ago, every moment small to significant (hello, restructure!) has been filled with awe and inspiration from these vibrant interactions. So in celebration of Read More

Two Decades of Leadership: A Reflection with Tina Morrow

This year, Tina Morrow (she/her), Site Director of Public Allies Delaware, celebrated 20 years with Public Allies! We sat down with her to learn more about her leadership journey over the past two decades. Read her Q&A below:   Q: In the time you’ve been with Public Allies, what has changed and what has stayed Read More

“A Little Queer, A Little Laugh” A Short Story

by Caylie Guinn.   As a kid, I never directly addressed my sexuality. Coming from a small town in rural Indiana, it wasn’t even a question: I was a girl, so I liked boys. Simple. Straightforward. But this didn’t quite complete the puzzle— the hours spent in a literal closet marrying Barbie and Barbie told Read More

“Seva”: An Act of Selfless Service

    By Prita Chhabra. Seva, or selfless service, is a practice that asks us to serve without any expectation of outcome. Learn more about this South Asian practice from Prita Chhabra by watching the video above.       Prita Chhabra (she/her) is the Site Director and an alum of Public Allies Central Florida. Read More