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 Pittsburgh is a program of CORO Pittsburgh. Our work is made possible through funding from the AmeriCorps.

Unique to Public Allies Pittsburgh are our Pathways Speaker Series and Executive Ally Program:

Pathways Speaker Series: Each spring, we invite leaders from a variety of issue areas and sectors in to discuss their leadership journey with participants. Speakers range from Healthcare VPs to Directors of Youth Development Programs to Alumni who started a social enterprise. They present and discuss what has influenced their development as leaders, answer questions and offer counsel. All offer the opportunity for Allies to learn, reflect and network!

Executive Ally Program: We offer a second year program that focuses on nonprofit management and capacity building. We are working to align all of our Executive Allies in organizations intentionally working toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Pittsburgh is one of two cities in the country that has adapted the UNSDG, and Coro/Public Allies Pittsburgh is a part of the coalition working to achieve the goals locally.

Public Allies Pittsburgh

  • 26 S. 27th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
  • (412) 258-3030


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?


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