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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

Milwaukee Business Journal: “Business, philanthropic leaders speak on civil unrest in Kenosha”

By Nick Williams for the Milwaukee Business Journal The Milwaukee Business Journal asked members of the local business, civil rights and philanthropic community to weigh in on the turmoil in Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police officers on Sunday, and what can be done to heal the community. The events Read More

Michelle Obama Reflects on Public Allies Experience in New Podcast

In a conversation with her husband on her brand new podcast, former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks passionately about our shared Public Allies mission and all that it brought to her life. Thanks to her position as the Executive Director of Public Allies Chicago she recounts that “for the first time I felt like a Read More

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