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As of 7/7/22, Public Allies Detroit has temporarily paused operations and is not accepting Ally or Partner applications at this time.


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.

Detroit Health Department partnered with Public Allies Metro Detroit to help extend their reach of impact for an opioid outreach and training project. In addition to supporting projects, events, and trainings, Allies Briana (Class of 2019) and Veronica (Class of 2019) developed project outreach, public education, and evaluation strategies for the project’s narcan trainings and other resources.

of partners were satisfied with their organization’s overall partnership with Public Allies
of partners say capacity was increased at their organizations.
of partners reported their Ally/Allies brought life experience(s) relevant to the issues or community they served resulting in improved or expanded services

Type of Capacity Increase Experienced by Our Partners

Increase the number of people served 64%
Improve the level and/or quality of services provided 64%
Start a new program/project 18%
Increase the number of volunteers 37%

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 at, 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!


Thank you to all of our current and former partners!

Partner Organization Name Website
2K Holdings
ACCESS Growth Center
ACCESS Hope House Clubhouse
Adult Well-Being Services
AKO Building Corp/Avalon Village/Silverback Academy
Alternatives For Girls
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Michigan
Arab American National Museum
Arab American National Museum Hope House
Arab American National Museum, a project of ACCESS
Arab Community Center For Economic & Social Service ACCESS
At Bat,
Beaumont Health
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan
BLVD Harambee
BMe Community Detroit
Brightmoor Artisan Collective
Brilliant Detroit
Build Institute
C.L.A.S.S. (Changing Lives and Staying Sober)
CBM Health Care
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
City of Dearborn Mayor's Office
City of Detroit-Parks and Recreation
Community & Home Supports
Community & Housing Supports
Community Development Advocates of Detroit
Congress of Communities
Detroit Health Department
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Detroit PAL
Detroit Parent Network
Detroit Phoenix Center
Detroit Public School Community District Partnership & Innovation Division
Detroit Public Schools Community District
Detroit Public Schools Community District Enrollment Division
Detroit Public Schools Foundation
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)
Detroit Zoological Society
Domician Literacy Center
East Michigan Environmental Action Council
Excellent Schools Detroit
Focus: HOPE
Forgotten Harvest, Inc.
Harriet Tubman Center
Henry Ford College
Henry Ford Health System WIN
Henry Ford Health Sytems (Art Block)
International Wildilfe Refuge
Know Allegiance Nation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Mary Turner Center for Advocacy
MECCA Development Corporation
Mercy Education Project
Michigan Science Center
Michigan United
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
National Wildlife Federation/Black to the Land Coalition
Neighbors Building Brightmoor
North Rosedale Park Civic Association
Office of Metropolitan Impact
Public Allies National
Public Allies National
REACH Project, Inc.
Rockwood Housing Commission
S.H.A.R. (Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation)
Self Help Addiction Rehabilitation Inc (SHAR)
Siena Literacy Center
Skillman Foundation / Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Southwest Solutions
Teen HYPE Youth Development
The Center For Urban Youth & Family Development
The Charles H. Wright
The Green Door Initiative
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way of Southeastern Michigan
University of Michigan Detroit Center
Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan
Wayne County Department of Public Health
Wayne County Library
Wayne State University - Karmanos Cancer Institute
Women of
Young Nation