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 Twin Cities is a program of Pillsbury United Communities. Our work is made possible through funding from the AmeriCorps.

Public Allies Twin Cities

  • Pillsbury United Communities Oak Park Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • (612) 302-3503


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?


Welcome Latosha Cox!

Public Allies Twin Cities' new Director of Learning and Leadership

We are excited to announce that Latosha Cox has joined us as the Director of Learning and Leadership at our Twin Cities site. Latosha is a class of 2017 alumnus and has remained active and engaged with Public Allies on a local and national level since her term of service. She has participated as an alumna graduation and panel speaker, trainer, mentor, and lead advocate in creating a stronger Twin Cities chapter alumni network and mentorship committee. Latosha brings a wealth of experience from her time as an Ally and through her prior work experience at the McKnight Foundation, Anoka-Hennepin School District and, and various financial institutions in the Twin Cities area.

Allies and Alumni please welcome and congratulate Latosha on her new position and consider connecting with her on Facebook on LinkedIn.

Welcome Ileana Mejia, Our New Public Policy Advocate

MCN is thrilled to welcome our new public policy advocate to the team, Ileana Mejia! Recently, we interviewed Ileana (she, her, hers) to learn more about her background, passions, and what she is excited to bring to her role.

Students travel to Minneapolis for service learning trip

Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and two academic staff members from the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to engage in community based service.