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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

“Calcipher’s Breakfast”: An Illustration

  image description/ alt text: gradient text reads as, “calcipher” & “@n”. illustration of pilipinx version of Calcipher from Studio Ghibli’s animated film, ” Howl’s Moving Castle”. A gradient red-orange-yellow calcipher cooks 3 spams, 2 longanisa, & 2 eggs with a black cast iron on top of their head while eating 6 cinnamon sticks. By Read More

Two Powerhouses (and Graceful Leaders), Mother and Daughter, Reflect on Their Leadership Journeys Together

A conversation with Ann Terrell, PhD, author of “Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education” and Jenise Terrell, CEO of Public Allies.   JT: Everything about my leadership style has been informed by watching my mom lead. And the first leadership lesson I learned from her was to master your craft and always be prepared. Mom, Read More

A Legacy of Leadership: Ramona and Elio

It all started with a flyer. In 2001, Ramona Ramos (she/her) (Public Allies Wisconsin ‘02), a mother of two with a love for community building and leadership, was introduced to Public Allies through a friend that recognized her passion, and that’s where this legacy begins. 15 years later, Ramona’s first son, Elio Garcia (he/him) (Public Read More

Lauren Elfant Named COO of Public Allies

New COO tapped to lead key initiatives at Public Allies, the country’s only national service program to center BIPOC leaders from an asset-based community development model.   Milwaukee, Wis, May 4, 2023 – Public Allies, a 30-year-old national nonprofit dedicated to social justice and racial equity, is honored to announce the appointment of Lauren Elfant Read More

4 Ways to Make Your Social Media Content More Accessible

source:  Disability:IN   Social media is a critical component of inclusive communications. Here are some ways you can make your social media communications more inclusive and accessible:   Add Alt Text to all posts containing an image.   Alternative Text (Alt Text) is a written description of an image. Adding Alt Text to all posts Read More


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