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“The Pursuit of Happyness”: A Blog

By Helese Smauldon My name is Helese and I’m multi-passionate writer, performer and student currently in Brooklyn, NY. I vulnerably share about love, life, work and living with ADHD in various formats. Tap in to my work at https://about.me/helese.   ﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋ (Yeah, I know, there’s no “Y” in Happiness.) But there is a “Why.” Like, “Why Read More

Jenise Terrell Named CEO of Public Allies

Ms. Terrell becomes the first alumni and first Black woman to hold the CEO title, bringing a bold vision to the 30-year-old social justice non profit   Milwaukee, Wis – The Board of Directors of Public Allies, a nonprofit dedicated to social justice and racial equity, is honored to announce the appointment of Jenise Terrell Read More

“Black…”: An Illustration Series

By Laylah Muhammad El   In this assortment of works Laylah explores the Black Identity through soft visuals with a lot of soul. She is an artist from the East Coast who specializes in digital arts and media. As a Black Muslim, she finds it imperative to depict diverse people within her art. You can Read More

“Power and Control”: A Poem

By Colton Jonna Manley   I am without my body, but a soul.  How could they ever know,  The fate that lays beneath my skin. It leaves me ill, trapped with its intent.  For I know the plans they make for me,  But I have created my own reality.  A soul grown to a sun, Read More

Pulling the (Heart)Strings: Michaela and Prince

You know that saying, “Opposites Attract?” Well for Michaela Lacy (she/her) (Public Allies Wisconsin ‘20 & 21) and Prince Grayson (he/him) (Public Allies Wisconsin ‘20 & ‘21), that couldn’t be more true. As self-proclaimed extroverts and introverts, respectively, the duo never imagined themselves falling in love with one another and having Public Allies to thank Read More

Love Is All You Need: Marleisa and Anthony

It’s May 2009. Anthony Espinoza (he/him) (Public Allies Wisconsin ‘18) and Marleisa Quiles-Espinoza (she/her) (Public Allies Wisconsin ‘16 & ‘17) meet by serendipity, on a gloomy day in a backyard through mutual friends. Although they didn’t yet know it, teenage Tony and Lisa would soon learn, grow, and thrive together with Public Allies playing a Read More

“For the Love of Art”: A Photograph

By Monea Bailey   At a young age, I would express my artistic freedom through varying outlets. Maturing my craft allows me to see how my gifts can be used to make room for the freedom of others. Through the stroke of a brush and the power of my lens, I aim to help my Read More

Join the National Alumni Council!

The application for the National Alumni Council is now open! We are excited to bring together a small group of alumni to help steer future alumni engagements. Our network is nearly 10,000 strong and we want your voice represented. This inaugural group, along with the guidance of the Alumni team and Alumni board members will Read More

Two Public Allies Alumni Elected to Join the National Board of Directors

Public Allies continues to live up to its commitment to re-imagine its board structure, purpose, and governance with the goal of fully aligning with and living into its values.   MILWAUKEE, WI – Public Allies, an organization that has been dedicated to social justice and racial equity for thirty years, is honored to announce the Read More

Mental Health Resources in the Wake of Recent Violence

We send love and light in the wake of unspeakable violence to the victims and their families, to those grieving the loss of friends and community members, to those of us who carry the pain and weight of seeing ourselves and our loved ones in the faces of these victims, to all of us who Read More