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Category: Alumni Stories

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

Getting on That Plane: Hartley Villagra

Sometimes, fear is just a little voice in our heads holding us back from achieving and experiencing something great. For Hartley Villagra (they/them) (Public Allies Central Florida ‘22), letting go of these fears helped to propel them forward into finding their life’s purpose, serving others in whichever ways possible. Becoming a Public Ally was like Read More

Support PA Alumni This #GivingTuesday!

Thank you so much for your support of Public Allies. On behalf of the entire network, we are so thankful to our Alumni for their continued leadership and embodiment of PA’s organizational values. As a way to demonstrate our gratitude and commitment to our Alumni, we are excited to uplift their projects/organizations and direct our Read More

Alumni Representation on the Public Allies National Board of Directors

It is with great excitement we announce two dedicated seats on Public Allies’ National Board of Directors for Public Allies Program Alumni. These positions are now open and we invite all sites to share this nomination form with their local alumni networks.   Over the past few months the alumni network has been instrumental in holding our Read More

Join us in welcoming our Interim CEO

  We’ve heard loud and clear that we need to recenter on our organizational values at Public Allies. In that spirit, the Board of Directors of Public Allies is pleased to announce that Jenise Terrell has been asked and agreed to rejoin Public Allies as Interim CEO. Jenise has deep knowledge of and appreciation for Read More

A Different Kind of Life: Michaella Kosia

  For many people around the world, the onset of the pandemic was a time to pick up hobbies and to pursue your passions. For Michaella Kosia (Public Allies North Carolina ‘19) this desire to follow one’s dreams was no different.    Lockdown induced re-centering and reflecting encouraged Michaella to propel herself into culinary arts Read More

“Passion Paradox”: A Song

By Lucia Sicius   To listen to the full song, click here.   My name is Lucia Sicius. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida to the loving arms of a Chilean mother and an Italian-American father. I moved around between Miami, Spain, and Chile throughout my early life. This gifted me an immediate insight into Read More

Meet the Alumni Success Fellows

by Kira Dorvil, with contributions from Rylee Burke and Chrisal Valencia   A note from Kira: I would like to salute my fellow Fellows for their commitment, compassion, and creativity demonstrated in our first couple of months together. We’ve jumped in virtually, working across timezones in unison to create a vision for an engaged alumni Read More

Jewish American Heritage Month Featuring Alum Deandra Binder

Public Allies Arizona-Tucson End of Year Retreat (2021) “The core values of Justice and seeking to learn more about justice, and bring kindness and serve to others lead me into the public allies world and in my role there I think I was able to learn more about myself and question a lot about myself, Read More

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Feat. Chrisal Valencia

Chrisal Valencia is a proud Filipina mother of two and two-time Public Allies Arizona alum. She is based in Phoenix, AZ and have recently joined as Manager of Alumni Engagement & Mobilization for the Public Allies National Office.   Tell us a fun fact about you I love to roller skate, and I just recently Read More