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Public Allies Eagle Rock is not currently an active program. We encourage you to stay connected as Alumni.

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 Eagle Rock,  a program of Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, is the only residential (with room and board included) Public Allies program; our Allies come from across the country and live and work on Eagle Rock’s residential high school campus, alongside our high school students. Eagle Rock’s mission is to implement effective and engaging practices that foster each student’s unique potential and help young people use their minds well. Eagle Rock is a liberating force in education.  We prepare the next generation of leaders to claim their power and find their voice.  If you’re ready to transform yourself, our students, and your world, this is your invitation.


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?


RethinkingEDU: Teacher Preparation

Featuring Public Allies Eagle Rock staff Sarah Bertucci

At Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center in Estes Park, CO, teacher preparation is a critical element of the school’s mission and work. Director of Professional Development Sarah Bertucci oversees this program in partnership with national non-profit Public Allies. Each year, Eagle Rock brings on a new cohort of fellows who can earn their Colorado teaching license through the school’s alternative licensure program. In this episode we talk with Sarah about the program’s mission, goals, and approach. Plugs include the Teacher Powered Schools ConferenceWhat School Could BeCultivating Genius by Gholdy Muhammad, and Open Way Learning. Music by Ketsa.

11 Alternative Schools That Are Real Alternatives

High school is tough for a lot of kids. The trudge through disconnected courses that seem irrelevant. The social scene is debilitating. Life challenges may include food and shelter insecurity. This combination of challenges, boredom, frustration, and social humiliation is more than they can take. Some ultimately drop out or look for an alternative.

Meet the Team: Athletics Coordinator Jocelyn Rodriguez

This trimester marks the beginning of Jocelyn Rodriguez’ second year at Eagle Rock, where she formerly served as our Public Allies Fellow in Human Performance. Recently, she was asked to return as a full-time staff member, working in the new adjunct position of Eagle Rock athletic coordinator.

Podcast: Dan Condon on Eagle Rock School and PD Center

Dan Condon came to Eagle Rock as an intern in 1995. He returned in 2002 leading a fellowship program. Today, Condon leads the professional development center which provides pro bono experiences based on the Eagle Rock model. They serve as school change consultants to clients coast to coast using a mixture of improvement science and design thinking.

Eagle Rock’s TLC: Teachers Teaching Teachers to Teach

One of the major “perks” of becoming a part of our cohort of Public Allies Fellows at Eagle Rock is the opportunity to participate in a Colorado state alternative teacher licensure program, which is paid for by Eagle Rock.