Everyone can lead and at Public Allies, everyone does
I used to think that entering my thirties meant it was too late to change directions in my education or career goals, but the opposite is true. We should all challenge ourselves and engage in continuous learning.
I used to think I knew exactly how to make the community better, but now I know that the community holds that knowledge, and my role is to help facilitate that knowledge into action.
I used to think that my service leadership generated the most impact when it prioritized the needs of others, but now I know that it can have just as much impact when I prioritize my own needs, as well.
I know moving forward that I will be forever in debt to my time as a Public Ally, because I can never give what I have gotten. I was given so much. My eyes were opened to so many different experiences and issues.
Some of the trainings and speakers changed my life and most definitely world view. I have been recommending all my friends to apply to Public Allies.
I used to be terrified of being bold in who I am, and now I know to courageously be me;
I used to think I needed to fit into a certain "type" of optimal human, and now I truly know my particular strengths and weaknesses can contribute in their own unique way;
I used to make so many generalizations and stereotypes, and now I remember from my Ally experience that we really are each special and unique and can connect to anyone on a human level.
It was a really good experience!
My coach was incredibly beneficial to my experience. He helped me think through the steps that I needed to take in order to get the job I wanted with my Partner Organization. Overall I felt that training made me more confident in my abilities which helped me to perform better and thus land the job!
I used to be uncomfortable with confrontation, but now I am better equipped to have important, uncomfortable conversations regarding sexism, race and other issues in our society.
I used to live in a bubble of privilege and ignorance, but now I see the world through more open eyes and work to change it.
I really love you all! You all have supported in some ways by pushing me to grow and develop into the Strong Fierce Black Woman I am today!
I used to dream of being an advocate for equality and social justice, but now I am a graduate student at the University of Maryland School of Social Work making that dream a reality to be a voice for the voiceless and an advocate for those who need it most.
I used to be terrified to speak in front of people, now I am much more comfortable when speaking in public while providing resources and information to my community; because of the leadership skills learned during my time as an Ally.
Just want to say thank you for the support and program that really saved my life. Thank you.
I used to be very ignorant of my environment, people, and myself, but now I am facing and embracing diversity, struggles, and self-care. Community is what builds us in the end and it’s up to us to stay active and productive members in those communities.
I had the opportunity to supervise an additional AmeriCorps member this year and by far, Public Allies leads the sector in recruitment, placement, and training of Allies.
Our Ally was from the community we serve and mirrored our patient population. This was beneficial from an outreach perspective because she was able to lend her personal life experiences to the position and identify more appropriate outreach opportunities.
This was one of the most challenging experiences I have ever had. These challenges helped me grow personally and professionally. I got everything that I was expecting from this program and loved my experience as a Public Ally.
I used to not believe that my voice and opinions mattered because of my lack of education, but now I know they do and that I am capable of contributing so much.
I am so grateful for this experience. It feels as though it has opened up worlds to me. It has changed how I see myself, and what I want for myself. I hope to utilize all I have gained during my time as a Public Ally in my endeavor to serve others.
An extremely challenging, extremely rewarding program.
Amazing program. This [program] has helped me develop as a leader.
I understood that leaders came in a wide array of people with multiple variations, what I did not realize, and now fully appreciate is the constant and daily effort people would take each day to grow as individuals in order to become the leaders they were meant to be; therefore able to increase the quantity community members being lifted up.
Learning the ins and outs of a nonprofit helped me differentiate between what I am capable of, and what I would not like to do in regards to community action.
I used to dream of a society without cages, and now I get to free the people as a Public Defender.
I use to feel I lacked the hands on experience to be seen as valuable to an employer, but now I have the confidence in my skill set and consider myself an asset to any team.
I used to not value collaboration, feeling that it slowed down progress. Now I see the value of working with a team. I understand we are stronger together and that each individual brings strengths to the collective whole.
[Our Ally] Sofia has been a key member of our team for the past ten months, and has contributed so much to our operations, our organizational culture, and our programming. She has frequently performed at a level that is beyond an entry-level position, and has exhibited growth in many areas during her term of service.
I used to think community development was about making a community look a certain way, but now I recognize that community development is about empowering a community to think about what is possible for them.
I use to be nervous to step into a leadership role and now I am more confident in what I can offer.
I used to think that there was always one path for me, but now I'm embraced being open to the new ones that come my way and it's been transformative for my career and life.
I am so glad I decided to do this program - it did just what I had hoped for. Thank you!
I used to think my ideas for my community would not be heard, but now I am on the community council of my community creating change.
I really enjoyed my service year with Public Allies.
I used to be unsure of what field I wanted to pursue, but since I've started with Public Allies I now know that social work is definitely where I belong.
I used to be unsure of how I could best be an advocate and create a career out of public service, now I am a licensed social worker and work daily to fight for social justice, advocate for and with clients, and better effect change for current and future generations.
This year was stressful but worth every second I spent. I learned so much about myself and others.
I used to think that I wasn't a leader because I didn't look or act like a "traditional" leader, now I know: everybody leads and it is on us all to step up for change.
I use to think in order to be successful and a leader you had to be highly educated and hold a college degree of some kind. Now I know that your success is not based off of how much education you have, but it’s about integrity and doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
I used to think that I was not a part of my local community, but now I know that I am an active citizen in my community.
This program has been transformational for me. I will highly recommend it to those around me.
Thank you for having such a wonderful program in place that accounts for ones integrity and encourages true fellowship within communities.
I learned so much from Public Allies. The exposure I got working at a nonprofit in the city deepened my passion for social justice and social justice work.
Public Allies gave me a sense of direction of what I want to do with my life.
It is a leadership development program that allows the Ally to learn new skills and enhance already acquired skills. It allows the Ally an opportunity to learn as much as they put into the program.
I used to think that in order to be a leader you must stand on your own authority, be loud and true. Through Public Allies, I learned that working within a team is just as effective, if not MORE, when trying to implement change.
This is an absolutely transformational program. I appreciate that the growth we are allowed to experience is our own and that even though there is a curriculum, we come to the conclusions in our own space.
Before being an Ally I talked about what type of changes I wanted to make in my community, but now I am doing many things in my community like promoting post secondary education for the undeserved population.
I used to think that I wasn’t what graduate schools were looking for in a student, but now I am a proud Masters in Public Policy student at the University of Chicago.
I used to wonder if leaders could lead with creativity, authenticity and compassion. I learned through Public Allies that leadership is best exemplified when transparency and personal development are a priority. It keeps the leader grounded and connected to their village.
My Public Allies (Baltimore) experience was invaluable. I learned so much about myself, my city, the education system.
I am very thankful for the chance of being an Ally. I did a lot of growing.
I used to be oblivious to the systematic effects of power, privilege, and oppression, but now I actively analyze our systems with a critical lens and work to change the things that particularly impact our disenfranchised communities.
The program was awesome.
Public Allies apprenticeship program is fruitful.
I used to think that I didn’t have the power to make a difference, but now I know it only takes one. One step, one person, one group of dedicated individuals.
This was a great learning experience, and throughout this job I felt very supported.
I used to doubt my ability to make an impact in my community because I didn’t know where to begin, but now I’m reaching thousands of people every year using the power of rhythm and the discipline and follow-through I learned through Public Allies.
I am so grateful to take part in Public Allies!
One of a kind awesome experience. I'm sure every year is different, but the combination of personalities and experiences I had this year were super valuable and I'll never forget them.
I used to think certain opportunities were "out of my league." I decided to make a leap from Pittsburgh to Boston for a job in 2016, am now a month away from graduating with my Master of Public Policy from Northeastern University, and WILL continue to seek opportunities without asking whether or not I'm good enough for them.
I used to think I needed to be what others wanted me to be, with my career, and personal life. Now I am following the path I have always wanted and I am much more successful with what I do.
I used to think people could get to the place they wanted to based on their own merit, but now I know there are systems in place that continue to oppress historically disadvantaged people making the idea of meritocracy false.
I used to be afraid of being seen as an outsider trying to change a community; now I am comfortable joining new communities and listening to those who call it their home.
I used to be think that my knowledge had minimum significance and the change I could create could not cause a large effect, but now I am confident in sharing my knowledge and proud to participate in social action because changing one person life takes a toll in today's society.
Before PA I was lost. I was unsure of my path. I was open to the endless possibilities for the universe.
My time as an Ally has equipped me to go after my out of this world goals in a realistic fashion.
I used to be disconnected from my community, looking in from the outside. Now I have made my career in public service and that directly ties back to my time in Public Allies.
Our Ally reflected a similar background (Latino, low-income) to our student population, and thus was an influential and impactful role model for our kids who face struggles every day in their lives.
I used to believe I was only a reflection of the most negative moments of my past, but now I know that I have the power to shape my future with the choices I make right now.
I used to be blind to how I contributed to interpersonal conflicts, but now I hold myself accountable for my piece of the mess.
I used to think I could help my San Antonio community by focusing on its deficits, but now I focus on how to leverage the many assets and strengths of my diverse community for the betterment of all.
I used to speak about diversity and inclusion, but now I am an active Advocate in the LGBTQ Community with One-N-Ten and BLOOM365. I learned a lot from Public Allies and they brought me here!
I used to think that I needed to transform into a new person in order to lead and be taken seriously. I thought that I needed to be much, much less Black Woman. Now I know that the right organization will see my differences as a blessing and cherish the ingenuity and perspective I bring because of them.
An amazing program that I feel so blessed to have been a part of.
I would say that this was an extremely beneficial year to me both personally and professionally; I will always remember this experience and use it to guide and shepherd me through life.
Public Allies taught me a lot about myself and the non-profit industry. PA gave me the confidence to start a career in the non-profit sector.
One of the best experiences of my life.
An organization that helps you find yourself no longer hiding in the shadows, but come face to face to with who you are and provides a place for you to belong!
The Twin Cities site made strong efforts to ensure all members of the cohort were important and challenged us in different ways to achieve. They adapted the programming to our needs and facilitated trainings that excited the entire cohort and made us self reflect as well as have broad discussions about oppression on the nonprofit space. Amazing program that has helped my professional development exponentially more than my college education.
Thank you so much for offering this opportunity! I appreciate it so much.
This has been a life-changing experience. I am confident I will use what I have learned in future endeavors.
Public Allies helped me to connect with the younger generation and develop inter-generational skills.
It was very rewarding experience to give back to the community by completing service projects with my partnership manager.
I used to think points of view could be objectively right or wrong and that logic could be used to solve all problems. Now I am able to see that different people care about different things, and that all of those perspectives contribute to a meaningful solution.
What I like most about the Public Allies program is that I benefit from professional training offered both by [my placement] and Public Allies. Having a cohort of Public Allies…has surrounded me with supportive people who are always looking to collaborate and push each other forward in our leadership journeys.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Public Allies and work at my placement. I was able to develop crucial professional skills as well as become a part of an incredibly inspiring, supportive community.
I used to be a self criticizer and degrade my own thoughts and abilities, now I believe I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to and is comfortable in any space I enter.
This is an awesome program and I really feel I have grown from my experience.
It was the best experience ever.
Public Allies is an amazing program. It not only helped me grow personally and professionally, but also planted a seed for my next steps.
I really appreciate all of the time and effort of the Public Allies staff for all their hard work in helping us develop as young professionals.
Thank you for the opportunity of being part of this experience.
I wouldn't trade my experience. The learning was so abundant.
I used to wonder if I will ever get the opportunity to go college, but now I am a college student majoring in Business in Accounting, a mother of a fantastic 1.5 year old young man, and full-time Paraprofessional at KIPP ONE: Primary. So, I’m basically a triple threat, thanks to the support and help of Public Allies who has helped me with college and propelled me forward in life no matter the obstacle that presented itself.
I used to think in order to be a leader you had to look a certain way as far as race, be a certain age or come from a certain background to be a leader. I now know that as a 24 year old African American woman who is also a mother of two children, there is opportunity to become a powerful leader in the community in any capacity.
I used to think I was a leader, but now I know I am one because Public Allies provided me the skills, abilities and confidence to be a leader in my community.
I used to think that the only way for me to make a positive impact within communities was through conventional routes like formal education, years of job experience, and building a name for myself. I now know that there isn't just one way to do things - Public Allies showed me that there are alternative routes that can lead us to make a huge impact!
This program was really an inspiration in helping me find my pathway in life. I wasn't sure how or what I was going to go to school for, but I knew that I wanted to go. Public Allies gave me the opportunity & direction I needed in order to be successful and find my calling.
I used to reflect only on my personal life and relationships to help me become a better person. Now I also reflect on my professional growth to lead to my desired career path.
[Public Allies] PA 2017/2018 was as if not more amazing than 2016/2017. As a second year Ally, I feel as though I grew a a lot the first time through and even more the second time. PACFL gave me the foundation to begin and grow my career, and I have accepted a full time job with my partner organization that I would not have been offered without the [Public Allies] experience.
I used to feel unequipped to make decisions with individuals who have spent more time in the non-profit world than I have, now I feel confident in identifying my strengths and collaborating with people who share the same ideas and values as me.
I used to think that when it came to working in communities, you had to be from the space you're speaking of. Wrong. Now I am understanding that passion, learning and growth go a long way.
I used to be too timid to speak up - thinking that my perspective wasn’t important, unique, or eloquent enough. Now, I am able to command space in a room and know that my voice is just as important as anyone else’s.
This is a great program, I am so glad I did it.
I used to under appreciate the contributions of the typically under represented communities in our area, now I understand and leverage community assets for the betterment of all.
I used to think the change our country needs had to come from national, large scale policies and movements, but now I know that real, effective change must be grounded in local communities and leaders.
I used to be unsure of my leadership skills, action and my ability to lead a group, but now I am an active leader who can lead a group of students in a classroom setting or outside of a community event.
It was difficult but rewarding.
I used to think that I my voice was only important if I went to college, got advanced degrees, climbed the ranks of academia, and wrote a book after 20 years of a career. I now know that I create my own opportunities for myself and my community.
I am grateful to have been able to serve with Public Allies. I absolutely loved this program and I hope that I can continue to be involved as an Alumni.
I used to think that success was how much money I was making. I now know that success is living with purpose and impact is made through a daily commitment to positive change in the people around me and our community.
I used to believe that community development was only about solving problems, now I understand that when a community is built on its strengths, it is a powerful, catalyzing unit.
Public Allies is very centered on community development. Just sitting in on a training or seminar shapes my outlook on how I approach my job on a daily basis.
I used to be uncertain of my next steps, but now I am more determined because of the many opportunities being an Ally provided for me. Being an Ally gave me the necessary tools to be a asset to the community and to always put my best foot forward.
I used to be afraid of where life will take me and skeptical of "second chances," but now I'm living that reality and excited to see what life has in store for me next!
This program changed my life for the better.
I used to believe that coming from public schools and not having a college degree meant that I was less than.
When Public Allies valued my gifts and assets and provided me a place next to my peers, who had degrees and had studied abroad, I then started to believe that my work experience and work ethic did have real value. My experience in public schools gave me a lens that others may not have had. I was not “given” a position. I earned it.
I used to think our social framework was bigger than me, but now I see I have a lot more power through service. Impacting future leaders to see their worth.
I used to think the only way to be an effective leader in the community was to sacrifice my mental health to prove a point or show my worth. Now, I am aware of how important my mental health is in regard to enhancing my sustainability in my community. Mentally, I feel more at peace knowing a program like Public Allies has taught me the true value of expressing myself in a way that can boost effective collaborations while acting responsibly with public and personal trust.
I'm so thankful I was able to be a part of this program.
Thank you for the opportunity to learn, grow and for the support.
The Ally program is a great opportunity to build your resume, gain meaningful experiences, network, and finding new passions.
Amazing program that can change the trajectory of anyone in any demographic's life, based upon their willingness to fully participate and take advantage of the opportunities and resources that come from the program.
I grew more personally than I ever imagined.
I am very grateful for this national program and for Public Allies North Carolina. I feel better prepared to accomplish my educational and professional goals.
Public Allies DC is a great place to serve. They have very supported staff.
I used to be unsure of my ability to facilitate a workshop because I was in Special Education and had dyslexia, but now I have way more confidence because Public Allies DC gave me many tools and hands on opportunities to practice and learn how to facilitate engaging Youth Empowerment workshops that my students, parents, and teachers love to attend.
I used to think that 'serving my community' took only one or two different forms, but now I know that one can make a genuine difference in innumerable ways, no matter where one is in life.
I used to be an individual who lacked assurance in my opinion, now I am a person who speaks more boldly because I understand the value my opinion brings to the table.
I used to be afraid and shy to share my opinions on controversial matters at heart, now I’m confident, outspoken, witty, and tactful on how I handle controversial topics upfront. I’m not afraid to stand alone in an argument.
Public Allies is the single most significant time in my occupational career. I’ve enjoyed every moment. I’ve grown so much . . .and met networked with some of the most notable people, companies, and nonprofit organizations. This experience is what I needed to help me decide what I want to do and what my strengths are. Sometimes it’s unbelievable the projects that I’m helping to implement. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have not taken one moment for granted.
I used to be afraid to speak up in front of a group, and now I have experience leading an entire coalition!
I used to think taking time to reflect and receive feedback took away from the work and was unnecessary, but now I understand that is a critical part of any process to learn, grow, and affect change.
I used to believe that change had to happen in abundance in order to make a difference, now I understand that change is incremental and any small progress towards that change is success.
I am very grateful for this national program and for Public Allies North Carolina. I feel better prepared to accomplish my educational and professional goals.
I used to be the type to think that we really couldn't bring about change, now I am different and see that I have the power to make impactful moves.
I used to think that I didn't belong in the politics sector, but now I know my presence is meaningful.
I used to be in my own little world with little confidence, but now I am in a position of changing lives for the better.
Everything helped me grow and prepared me for my next steps.
This was a unique experience for me which helped me grow and recognize positive things about myself. It also helped me recognize the ways I can help a community improve while empowering others
I think being involved with Public Allies helps us as an organization to think more about our ways of doing business and how they could be improved.
I used to think that being a leader required some level of expertise that I felt I would never achieve. Public Allies gave me the confidence to be a leader by teaching me that leadership is a commitment to continuous development rather than some far away finish line.
I used to be uneducated about the oppressive structures in society, but now I am aware and better able to navigate the world in a way that is justice seeking and freeing.
So much gratitude for this program. I learned so much.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been part of Public Allies Indianapolis. It has truly been a life-changing experience and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome at the end of my term pathway-wise. Very excited for what is to come as a PA alum and I hope to stay involved in whatever capacity I can.
I used to focus exclusively on serving those with shared experiences and identities as me, but now I know that real work and progress can only be done if it is intersectional.
Public Allies does an exceptional job finding and developing talented and mission-driven individuals. I think the Public Allies experience is invaluable to the participants… This was by far the best partnership model and most comprehensive support for a program participant.
I used to think it would be impossible to work in the field I wanted to be in due to several life and health challenges, but now I am the Director of Communications for a regional human rights NGO in Washington, D.C.
An amazing program.
If it was not for Public Allies I would not be able to speak up for my self with true confidence or knowledge. [Public Allies Cincinnati] taught me to challenge myself, and no matter what you can do it.
I use to be overwhelmed by knowing that the first step to helping my community was by holding myself accountable to be a decent human being, but now I have stepped out of my comfort zone and accepted my responsibilities. And now I give back on a daily by just working on myself to become a better me.
I used to think small changes did not make a difference, but now I recognize the little changes are the ones that help make the bigger ones happen.
I used to think that volunteering would make me feel too busy and overwhelmed, but now I actually feel like I have MORE time and energy each day because I am actively engaged in my community.
We partner with Public Allies because of its focus on leadership, collaboration, continuous learning, inclusion, integrity, and its focus on community assets.
I used to be a lofty dreamer who wished for things to happen, now I am an action taker who makes things happen for others and myself.
I love the program, thank you so much!
I used to think that being a leader was about being a dictator until I discovered that there are several types of leadership styles. The one I choose is to be is a servant leader. A servant leader is who I am. A servant leader is what I choose to demonstrate no matter who I meet in life.
I used feel like people like me didn't have a voice and no one cared about our legitimate issues. Now after entering Public Allies/Americorps family, I have realized that not only do those people exist, they are fighting with us and beside us each day.
I used to think that in order to be a leader in my community , I had to change who I was: 4'9" latinx, first-generation, femme queer, working-class, soft-spoken. I learned that all these identities made me relate-able to my community and enriched me with the experiences and knowledge needed to create positive change in my community.
I am a completely different person than I was before I started Public Allies, and I am forever grateful.
[Public Allies Cincinnati] helped me grow as a individual and exposed me to new opportunities.
I am thankful to had serviced under a wonderful team. I feel confident in my future endeavors because of the training I received from this program!
I used to hold back my ideas, because I didn't think I had enough experience or education to make a meaningful contribution. Now I am more empowered to use my voice, because Public Allies gave me a safe space to gain more confidence and willingness to share and understand that diverse perspectives have validity.
Thank you for this program. It has helped me grow and truly figure out my life.
I used to think I was terrible at public speaking, now I am able to speak publicly without getting nervous.
This was an invaluable experience. I feel as though I know exactly where I stand in terms of professional skills.
10/10 experience. Lots of awesome sauce.
Growing up as a first generation U.S. citizen, I lived and saw an array of injustice in my community. Since I can remember, I was determined to be part of the solution. Public Allies connected me to mentors who supported me to hone my skills and talents as a young professional, while also creating spaces that challenged a truly diverse cohort to bridge thoughts of mind and experiences, encouraged unity in our community. Now I work with a diverse team to provide the same opportunities for young adults who are mentors, tutors and role models in inner city schools.
We are better able as an organization to implement our community outreach and engagement activities because of the Ally's service with us over theses past 10 months.
I used to believe that you have to be in a position of power to affect change, but now I know that I've always had power to affect change in the way that I want.
I used to doubt my potential, but now I embrace my ambition.
I used to think that in order to be a leader the impact you made had to be radical, but now I know that everyone leads and the change starts with you no matter how big or small.
My partner organization and my Public Allies program manager were a huge support and amazing teachers throughout my Ally year. I plan to stay connected with both of them and with the individuals and communities they have connected with me.
This program stretched me to the fullest, and I am glad I accepted the challenge and 'trusted the process'.
This is a great program for young professionals. I am very glad I made it to the end because it is an experience I will never forget.
I love this program!
I used to be uncomfortable and scared of interacting with people different from me. Now I welcome and am comfortable with differences, because I know having diverse perspectives makes a community and any collective action stronger.
Life transforming! I feel as if I was led to this program by a greater force than myself and it was exactly what I needed at that moment in my life. I will be forever grateful for the experience! Love!
I used to think that I could make an impact alone, but now I know that I don’t have all the gifts and talents and having a team can move greater mountains.
This experience has been positively life changing for me. I'm ready to walk in my purpose and change lives for the better. Thank you!!!
This is such a great organization and worthwhile experience that I hope more people are able to be a part of.
I used to think that I needed to find my purpose, but now I’m able to fill more roles at once at a nonprofit organization enhancing the lives of individuals diagnosed with disabilities.
Being part of the Public Allies program was very beneficial for our organization because we learned from the training our AmeriCorps Ally took part in and we connected with other organizations.
I would recommend this Public Allies to anyone!
I used to think that I could put the world on my shoulder, but now I know the world is a lot lighter when others help.
I used to be impatient, now I'm patient.
We challenge communities across the country to come together, embrace their differences and cultivate social change. We see having strong partnerships as key to fulfilling our mission. Nonprofit organizations that need to create, improve, or expand their services to meet community needs are welcome to apply to host an Ally. Allies have served at organizations focused on youth, education, economic development, health, arts, environment, and other social and community services.
Thousands of nonprofits have partnered with Public Allies since 1992 to provide apprenticeships for diverse, emerging leaders who are driven by our values and committed to strengthening their community. Our AmeriCorps Ally program is cost-effective, strengthens nonprofits, and connects your agency to a network of like-minded organizations. We also offer trainings, networking, collaboration, and opportunities to partner on special events that build community. Organizations should view Allies as valuable tools in expanding the capacity of the organization through greater effectiveness, efficiency, or reach.
Allies can strengthen your organization’s impact in many ways. Here are just a few examples:
- Launch a new after-school program in public housing developments
- Improve case management systems to provide better services for clients and community
- Expand teen leadership programs to reach more youth
- Create asthma outreach programs for public school children
As a Partner Organization, you agree to:
- Provide direct Ally supervision, support, and reporting on service objectives
- Contribute a portion of the Ally’s stipend
- Create a well-defined position with significant responsibilities and measurable service objectives over 10 months
To learn more about hosting an Ally, download this brochure. You can also contact a local staff member directly at a location near you, and complete our online application at partner.publicallies.org, after which you’ll be contacted by one of our local staff.
Bring Public Allies to Your Community
If you are interested in discussing the role Public Allies could play in your community, contact Stephen Bauer at email@example.com.