Public Allies Arizona

  • AZ

About Us

Public Allies is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership of young people.

ASU Lodestar Center's Public Allies Program is a 10-month AmeriCorps Apprenticeship program designed to develop the next generation of civic leaders.

Public Allies is intentional about recruiting young leaders whose promise and potential are too frequently overlooked, dismissed, or ignored, including young adults aging out of the foster care system; our brothers and sisters who must remake their lives following incarceration; and single mothers seeking a bridge from GED to college and career. They need – and deserve – opportunities like Public Allies to activate their full leadership potential.

At Public Allies, we are guided by six core values we believe are essential to effective leadership



We believe leadership is best when it reflects our diverse communities. We listen, learn and work across differences to build the common good.



We believe leaders meet their commitments and act responsibly with public and personal trust.


We recognize and catalyze the strengths and natural leadership of everyone to build momentum for social change.



We believe in the strength of the collective and we build consensus and empower each other to achieve common goals.



We believe individuals and institutions must relentlessly seek new information and bold ways to apply that learning.



We believe in responding to demographic, political and social shifts by acting in creative ways that generate new solutions.