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.
Believing that increasing community residents’ engagement with Fresh Approach‘s programs would result in direct feedback on program activities, and new implementations that will be informed directly by residents in the local community, Fresh Approach partnered with Public Allies San Francisco / Silicon Valley (PASFSV). Fresh Approach was matched with Ally Shelby Bustria who was tasked with increasing community residents’ engagement in volunteering across all of the organization’s programs through the creation of a robust Food Access Ambassador Program.
Asked to evaluate Shelby’s work, Fresh Approach Program Director Laura Detar stated, “Shelby did a great job leading our volunteer program this year, increasing the number of volunteers engaged and hours served, and enhancing our tracking protocols.”
In fact, Fresh Approach was so happy with their partnership with PASFSV that they are hosting an Ally again in 2019 to build upon Shelby’s work. And their Ally this year? None other than Shelby, who is returning to complete a second year with Public Allies.
Our Family Coalition (OFC) promotes the equality and well being of Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families with children and prospective parents through education, advocacy, social networking and grassroots community organizing. Wanting to increase the enrollment of low income and / or of color LGBTQ families in their family support core programming, OFC turned to Public Allies San Francisco / Silicon Valley (PASFSV) and were matched with Taylor Coats.
Taylor had two objectives: 1) Identify new outreach and partnership opportunities to engage prospective LGBTQ participants who are low-income and/or of color, and 2) Support OFC staff in planning and implementing family support programs, utilizing a margin-to center approach.
Taylor’s supervisor, OFC’s Family Program Manager Jeanette Page summed up her work stating, “Taylor did a fantastic job identifying new outreach opportunities, as well as developing new strategies to utilize during outreach to engage low-income participants and participants of color.” Jeanette further stated, “Taylor really excelled at planning and implementing programs for the children in our groups. Taylor went above and beyond in providing logistical support and staffing for most of our San Francisco programs this year. She was organized and consistently worked towards her goals for each program, and greatly increased the quality of OFC’s services through her efforts.“
Type of Capacity Increase Experienced by Our Partners
Want to Learn More?
To learn more about hosting an Ally, download this brochure or click here. If you are ready to apply, complete our online application at partner.publicallies.org, after which you’ll be contacted by one of our local staff.
Of course, the best way to learn more is to call one of our Partner Recruitment specialists listed below. We look forward to hearing from you!
OTHER PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Do you want to partner with us, but you aren’t ready to host an Ally? No worries! We have a number of other partnership opportunities available, including:
- Host Public Allies for workshop space on a Friday.
- Facilitate a professional development workshop for Allies.
- Support one of our Team Service Projects.
- Participate in a Service Day with Public Allies.
- Be a sponsor for our Meet the Allies event.
If you are interested in any of these partnership opportunities,
East Palo Alto Today (EPA Today) partnered with Public Allies San Francisco / Silicon Valley in 2019 to support a Team Service Project (TSP). The TSP team, comprised of 6 Allies, were tasked with creating articles that raising up the voices of East Palo Alto residents’ concerns on issues like gentrification, displacement, homelessness, and food stability are not well known outside of EPA. To achieve this, they wrote 11 articles in EPA Today, created the 1st annual EPA Today Media Day, and formed connections between 27 nonprofits based in East Palo Alto.
Thank you to all of our current and former partners!