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 Delaware is a program of the University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service. Our program is made possible through funding from AmeriCorps.

Public Allies Delaware

  • 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 812, Wilmington, DE
  • (302) 573-4438


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?


County Executive Meyer announces opening of application process for Delaware Health Corps member

Public Allies alum Tonya Richardson named as Delaware Health Corps Program Director

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced today that the county will begin accepting applications for National Health Corps Delaware Members for the 2021 Pilot Program Cohort, and Public Allies Delaware alum Tonya Richardson will serve as program director. Richardson is a New Castle County native and graduate of Public Allies Delaware’s inaugural class of 1995.