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Public Allies is a social justice organization committed to changing the face and practice of leadership by recruiting and training talented emerging leaders, with a passion for social impact, to create meaningful change in our community. Our Allies are diverse, equity-centered, innovative problem solvers, dedicated to mobilizing community assets to develop solutions to local challenges. In partnership with nonprofit partners, we deliver our nationally recognized, values-driven, results-led apprenticeship to advance our mission to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it.

Public Allies Central Florida is a program of RISE Community Solutions. Our program is made possible through funding from AmeriCorps.

Public Allies Central Florida

  • 2200 Lucien Way, Suite 325
    Maitland, FL 32751


To create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it.


“Public Allies [is] all about promise – finding it, nurturing it, and putting it to use.”

– Former First Lady, Michelle Obama

Core to our values is a belief that we are all on a journey to grow as individuals and as leaders in our community. Where will your journey take you?


2023 Outstanding Diverse Organization: Embrace Families Public Allies Central Florida

Embrace Famililes’ Public Allies Central Florida was chosen as a winner in the Outstanding Diverse Organization, small company category of Orlando Business Journal‘s 2023 Diversity in Business Awards. Read more in OBJ‘s May 12-18, 2023, weekly edition.

Taking the Leap: Prita Chhabra of Embrace Families On How To Learn To Believe In Yourself

Starting something new is scary. Learning to believe in yourself can be a critical precursor to starting a new initiative. Why is it so important to learn to believe in yourself? How can someone work on gaining these skills? In this interview series, we are talking to business leaders, authors, writers, coaches, medical professionals, teachers, to share empowering insights about “How To Learn To Believe In Yourself.” As a part of this series we had the pleasure of interviewing Prita Chhabra.

Volunteers work to build new homes though Habitat for Humanity in Seminole County

Several homes are being built with the help of volunteers right now in Seminole County. It’s a labor of love and leadership that benefits more than the new homeowners. The project is a partnership of two non-profits: Habitat for Humanity Seminole Apopka and Public Allies Central Florida.

Young Central Florida social justice advocates visit DC to meet nation's leaders

Twenty allies from Central Florida met face-to-face with congressional representatives to learn how they got where they are, understand how the systems work and how Allies can make it better.

"Not Far From the Tree": A Poem

Destiny Harris, an Ally at Public Allies Central Florida (’22), submitted this piece as a part of Public Allies’ campaign to highlight voices of Black members, Alumni, staff, and partners throughout Black History Month.

Public Allies program helps disadvantaged young adults find jobs in nonprofit sector

Public Allies is competitive and designed for people wanting to find a place in the world of nonprofits and government. “It is pretty much a full time job. They work approximately 42.5 hours a week, and you really have to have those people that want to have that. They have to have that drive, and they want to be able to buy into the process,” said Danielle Abbey, a former Public Allies graduate and CBC of Central Florida communications manager.