Date: March 28th, 2023

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: North Lawndale Employment Network

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 for a compelling panel discussion featuring partner organizations and alumni sharing lessons learned through entrepreneurship and community impact. Moderated by Bianca Cotton, Associate Director of Public Allies Chicago.


Auriel Banister

Health Advocate & Owner, Bani’s Beets

Briana Janeé Shields

Owner, BRIANA JANEÉ ARTS | #PAAlum ’16

Jayna Gagner

Therapist & Owner, Jayna Gagner, PLLC | #PAAlum ’14