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Date: August 9, 2023

Time: 6 PM

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

With Michelle Obama as its founder, it has been 30 years since Public Allies Chicago launched a community based asset model that changed how emerging civic leaders are developed and engage with Chicago communities.

In those 30 years, Allies, Alumni, community partners and residents have overlayed this asset-based leadership approach in community based- institutions, local and national government, health care systems, and philanthropy; resulting in racially inclusive practices, community focused problem solving, and a long standing network that is committed to social justice and equity.

Join us as we celebrate and graduate the new class of Allies!

Doors open for Celebration of Service at 6pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. Reception: Gino’s East (162 E Superior St) starting at 8:30pm.



Kimberly M. Foxx

Keynote Speaker, Cook County State's Attorney

Kimberly M. Foxx is an accomplished leader, prosecutor and advocate for children and families in Cook County. She is running to become Cook County State’s Attorney to continue that work, and to restore public faith in a criminal justice system that has failed so many families.


Malik Yusef

Public Allies Chicago '97, Grammy Award Winning Spoken Word Artist

Malik Yusef is a Public Allies Chicago alum, an award-winning spoken word poet, DJ, community activist, master songwriter, musician, artist, producer, director and educator. MYJ comes from humble beginnings riddled with some troubled personal experiences., having been born and raised on the south side of Chicago, IL.