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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.

Our work is made possible through funding from the AmeriCorps.

Unique to Public Allies Pittsburgh is our Executive Ally Program:

Second Year Ally Program: We offer a second year program that focuses on nonprofit management and capacity building. During the program, Second Year Allies dive deep into the roles and functions of non-profit organizations and examine organizations working in their areas of interest. Second Year Allies also serve as project managers for days of service. 

Public Allies Pittsburgh

Mailing: PO Box 270244, Milwaukee, WI 53227


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?


Jasmine Cho’s Cookies Promote Asian Representation And Therapeutic Healing

In 2019, Jasmine Cho published her first book, gave a talk at TEDxPittsburgh, and after bouncing in and out of college for the past decade—trying everything from pharmacy to education—she’ll be graduating with her degree in art therapy this December. The turning point came during her time in the Americorps Public Allies Pittsburgh program. One of the values they learned was to embrace the assets that already existed in the community, as opposed to building something new.

Public Allies Pittsburgh Alumni Spotlight: Devon Taliaferro

Devon Taliaferro, an alumna of Public Allies Pittsburgh and a program assistant at Amachi Pittsburgh, explains the role that Public Allies played in her personal and professional development.

Meet Duane Binion of True T Pgh

Celebrating queer people of color through creative arts, entertainment, activism

Public Allies Pittsburgh Alum Duane Binion (Naheen) talks about what it’s like to be Co-Executive Director of True T Pgh.


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