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We help our partners increase their capacity to achieve their mission by matching them with diverse, talented individuals from the community. Here is how we’ve helped some of our partners.

Percentage of Partner Supervisors that would recommend Public Allies to colleagues
90% of organizations stated that if they have a position open in the future they would seek Public Allies alum for that position
of partners reported their organization is better positioned to carry out its mission as a result of the capacity building efforts of their Ally

Type of Capacity Increase Experienced by Our Partners

Increase the number of people served by your organization? 50%
Improved the level and/or quality of services provided by your organization? 90%
Start a new program/project at your organization? 80%

Want to Learn More?

To learn more about hosting an Ally, download this brochure or click here. If you are ready to apply, complete our online application, after which you’ll be contacted by one of our local staff.

Of course, the best way to learn more is to call one of our Partner Recruitment specialists listed below. We look forward to hearing from you!

AJ Owusu

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Bianca Cotton

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Mark Payne

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Thank you to all of our current and former partners!

Partner Organization Name Website
AARP Experience Corps
Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)
Access Living
ACE Tech Charter High School
Advocates for Illinois Children DBA Children's Advocates for Change
After School Matters
After-School All-Stars
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Albany Park Community Center
Albany Park Neighborhood Council
All Chicago
Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE)
Alternative Schools Network
Annie B. Jones Community Services, Inc (ABJ)
Ark of St. Sabina
Arts + Public Life - University of Chicago
Asian Human Services Family Health Center
Austin Coming Together
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council
Between Friends
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Broadway Youth Center
Calumet Collaborative
Camp of Dreams
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago/The Encompassing Center
CCA Academy
Center for Companies That Care
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Center on Halsted
Changing Worlds
Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy
Chicago Cares
Chicago Chess Foundation
Chicago Child Care Society
Chicago Collegiate Charter School
Chicago Commons
Chicago Freedom School
Chicago House & Social Services
Chicago Housing Initiative
Chicago Housing Initiative
Chicago Jobs Council/ Fathers, Families, Healthy Communities Project
Chicago Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
Chicago Learning
Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund
Chicago Park District
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools - Academic Competition
Chicago Public Schools - Dept of College and Career
Chicago Public Schools - Educational Technology and Tools
Chicago Public Schools - Partnership Development, Career and Technical Education
Chicago Public Schools - Pathways to Careers
Chicago Public Schools - Social and Emotional Learning
Chicago Public Schools Network Nine
Chicago Public Schools- Small Learning Communities (SLCs)
Chicago Public Schools, Academic Coursework Team
Chicago Public Schools, CTE Curriculum & Instruction
Chicago Public Schools, Early College Initatives
Chicago Public Schools, Office of College & Career Success
Chicago Public Schools, Office of School Counseling & Postsecondary Advising
Chicago Public Schools/Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS)
Chicago Run
Chicago Scholars Foundation
Chicago Scholars Foundation
Chicago Urban League
Chicago Women in Trades
Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Youth Centers
Chinese American Service League
Chinese Mutual Aid
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Christopher House
Circle Urban Ministries
City Colleges of Chicago
Civitas Education
Civitas Education Partners
Community Activism Law Alliance
Community Justice for Youth Institute
Cook County Justice Advisory Council
Court Appointed Special Adovocates(CASA) of cook county
Crossroads Fund
Disney II Magnet School
DuPage Habitat for Humanity
East Village Youth Program
Economic Awareness Council
Enlace Chicago
EPIC Academy
Erie Neighborhood
Erie Neighborhood House
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago
Family Bridges
Family Focus
Family Matters
Fathers, Families, and Healthy Communities
Firebelly Foundation
First Defense Legal Aid
Foresight Design Initiative
Free Spirit Media
Full Spectrum Features
Future Founders
Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC)
Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC)
GCE Foundation
Generation All
Get IN Chicago
Girls in the Game
Goldin Institute
Great Lakes Academy (GLA)
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
Greater Wheeling Area Youth Outreach, Inc.+
Green Community Connections Midwest Inc / One Earth Film Festival
Griffith Tutoring
Grow Greater Englewood
Guitars Over Guns Organization
HANA Center
Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center
Holy Angels Boys & Girls Club
Horizons for Youth
Howard Area Community Center
Humboldt Park Social Services
Illinois Action for Children
Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention
Illinois Caucus For Adolescent Health
Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Illinois Collaboration on Youth
Illinois Education Foundation
Illinois for Democracy Schools - Wells Community Academy High School
Imagine Englewood if
IMAN (Inner City Muslim Action Network)
iMentor -
Indo American
Industrial Council of the Nearwest
Institute of Cultural Affairs
Institute of Positive Living
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Intonation Music
Invisible Institute
Jane Addams Senior Caucus
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Kuumba Lynx
Ladies of Virtue
Lakeview Action Coalition
Latino Education Alliance
Latino Policy Forum
Latino Union of Chicago
Lawndale Christian Development Corporation
Lawndale Christian Health Center
Leap Learning Systems
Leave No Veteran Behind
Legal Prep Charter Academies
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois - Office of Community Engagement
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois - Office of External Affairs
LINK Unlimited
Little Black Pearl
Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Lost Boyz, Inc
Lugenia Burns Hope Center
Marillac Social Center
Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois
Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
Metropolitan Tenants Organization
Mikva Challenge
Muchin College Prep
Namaste Charter School
National Runaway Safeline
National Training and Information Center
Network for Young Adults Success (UtmostU)
NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) (National Partner)
North Branch Works
North Lawndale College Prep
North Lawndale Employment Network
North Lawndale Employment Network
Nubia Lives Yoga (kids jamm)
Oak Park Regional Housing Center
One Million Degrees
ONE: Northside
Openlands - Birds in the Neighborhood
Openlands - TreeKeepers
Ounce of Prevention
Plant Chicago
Polished Pebbles
Public Allies Chicago
Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
Quad Communities Center for Working Families
Rauner YMCA
Real Men Charities,
Right Start Outreach Center
Rush Medical Center - Office of Community Engagement
Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab
Sarah's Circle
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
SGA Youth & Family Services
Sinai Health System
South East Chicago Commission
Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)
Spark Program
St. Sabina Employment Resource Center
Stone Scholastic Academy
Sunshine Enterprises
Sunshine Enterprises
Sunshine Gospel
Syrian Community Network
Teen Living Programs
Telpochcalli Community Education Project
The Cara Program
The Community Builders
The Field Museum
The Field School
The History Makers
The Honeycomb Project
The Nature Conservancy,
The Night
The Night Ministry
The partnership to Educate & Advance Kids (PEAK)
The Resurrection Project
The Simple Good
Thrive Chicago
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
University of Chicago Charter School - Donoghue Campus
University of Chicago Medicine
Uptown United
Upwardly Global
Urban Initiatives
Valparaiso University - Project on Civic Reflection
Village Leadership Academy
Walt Disney Magnet School
Windy City Habitat for Humanity
Women Employed
Women's Health Foundation
Wood Family Foundation
Workers Center for Racial Justice
Working Bikes
Working in The Schools
YMCA of Metro Chicago
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago/Lawson House YMCA
Young Chicago Authors
Young Women's Empowerment Project
Youth & Opportunity
Youth & Opportunity United (YOU)
Youth Empowerment Performance Project
Youth Guidance
Youth Job Center
Public Allies