HOW WILL YOUR ORGANIZATION CHANGE?
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.
The Oasis Project is the community and economic development division of Bible Center Church, Inc. Its mission is to create oases – places of peace, safety and happiness in the midst of trouble or difficulty. The Oasis Project / Bible Center Church has partnered with Public Allies Pittsburgh on multiple occasions. Most recently, their Ally enabled them to plan and develop agricultural and nutrition-based initiatives that engage community as participants and as entrepreneurs. Because of the Ally’s service, The Oasis Project gained a new curriculum developed around urban agriculture, cooking and nutrition. The Ally also helped to launch a new program that focuses on a restaurant ‘pop up’ called Global Soul, and planned for a new community kitchen in the Homewood area of Pittsburgh.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) was established in 1966 as a non-profit, public interest law firm to provide civil legal assistance to the poor, victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable residents of Allegheny (and later) Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties. The mission of NLSA is to meet the civil legal needs of the poor and vulnerable in our community through effective legal representation and education.
In 2018-2019, the Ally placed at NLSA provided program and outreach support to launch the pilot year of the Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) program, Justice for Families project. The program specifically prioritizes civil legal assistance in child custody matters, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and intimidation. Because of the Ally’s service, crime victims had greater awareness and access to a broad range of direct legal services and social services needed to meet their physical, emotional and psychological needs. The Ally also provided outreach to and developed partnerships with victim serving organizations in order for low-income victims across the four-county service area to have access to a uniform menu of civil legal services.
YouthPlaces is one of the largest youth facing programs in Southwestern PA. Serving a population that nearly entirely BIPOC and 60% male teens across the region participate in out of school time programs at one of 10 service sites. YouthPlaces believes in creating positive opportunities for teens by empowering them to face all of life’s difficult decisions with confidence. Their programs show teens what it takes to succeed, providing them with the stepping stones they need to discover their full potential.
“Public Allies is a great program, and there is no doubt that we would consider a Public Allies alum as a job candidate. Allies who have been committed to their jobs during their time of service have obtained some really awesome experiences through training and development.” – 2016 Partner
Type of Capacity Increase Experienced by Our Partners
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