Public Allies is a social justice organization committed to changing the face and practice of leadership by recruiting and training talented young 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 Metro Detroit is a program of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Office of Metropolitan Impact and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Our program is made possible through funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Michigan Community Service Commission.
Public Allies Metro Detroit and the Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, have collaborated to move our combined trauma-informed and restorative practices work forward, and now refer to it as Healing Centered Restorative Engagement (HCRE). HCRE believes in connecting human serving agencies to further the role they have in supporting community and has primarily been working in areas that are connecting Opportunity Youth to work and educational opportunities.
To create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it.
WHAT WILL YOU BECOME?
“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?