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Last modified: July 4, 2010, 8:55 PM
Public Allies envisions communities where people of different backgrounds, beliefs and experiences work together and share responsibility for improving their own lives and the lives of those around them.
Public Allies advances diverse young leaders to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation.
In 1992, a group of young social entrepreneurs and established community and national leaders created Public Allies, believing that there were many energetic, talented young people who wanted to address critical issues in their communities and many organizations and communities who could benefit from their contributions. Through our signature AmeriCorps program, Public Allies identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and advances their leadership through full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations, weekly leadership trainings and team service projects. Recognized by the Bush and Clinton administrations as a model for national service, Public Allies has grown to 11 cities through which more than 1,000 Allies have served. Through our advanced leadership programs, we continue to support our Ally network as they continue their work to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation.