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Public Allies North Carolina - AmeriCorps Apprenticeship

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Public Allies North Carolina


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Public Allies is a 10-month service opportunity and Leadership Development Program through AmeriCorps. We are committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership capacities of our community members. When you apply to Public Allies, you are applying to become part of a dynamic leadership development program, and to be placed in a full-time apprenticeship position with a local organization, school, or government initiative.

Now more than ever, AmeriCorps programs like ours will make an enormous impact for local organizations fighting for our communities’ well-being.

Public Allies is a 10-month, full-time commitment. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis at apply.publicallies.org.

The Public Allies Apprenticeship Program consists of the following components:

  • Service at placement: Four days per week (32-35 hours/week), each Ally serves with a nonprofit organization that has a deep commitment to cultivate, mentor, and encourage the development of young leaders. In each organization, the Ally is assigned a supervisor who will guide their work, challenge and coach them through work experience, and expose them to opportunities and experiences common to professional life in the nonprofit or government sector. Allies will work full-time with their partner organization to achieve measurable service goals.
  • Cohort: Our program uses a cohort model in which all Allies convene regularly as a group, cultivating a sense of community and support. Allies are encouraged to collaborate in their work and personal development.
  • Training & Learning: One day per week (8 hrs/week), Allies gather for trainings focused on skill-building, nonprofit leadership, and understanding persistent social issues as part of a broader leadership development model that includes 1-on-1 coaching, leadership development, self-discovery, and other professional development opportunities.

To be considered for service, you must:

  • Be committed to stepping up as a leader in your community
  • Have a willingness to learn and grow
  • Have at least a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a US citizen or have permanent residency
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Not be listed on state or national sex offender registries, nor be convicted of murder

Our program is available to all who meet the above requirements. People of color, LGBTQ-identified folks, people with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged, Spanish speakers, formerly incarcerated people, and those who have not obtained a 2- or 4-year degree are encouraged to apply.

HBCU & Community College Stop-Outs:

Public Allies North Carolina has developed a Pipeline Initiative for applicants who have "stopped out" (temporarily withdrawn) from HBCUs and Community Colleges. Our goal is to connect with these students before they fall too far behind, support their leadership development, then help them re-enroll and pay for school.

(If you know someone who would make a great Public Ally, who meets the criteria above, you can use this form to nominate them!)

Living Stipend & Benefits:

Public Allies receive a taxed living stipend of $1,500 a month ($15,000 over a 10-month period), 100% health insurance coverage, and a childcare voucher for eligible Allies with children. While serving, members are allowed to defer their student loans and may qualify for other financial services, such as food assistance. Upon successful completion of their 10 months of service, Allies will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,195 for future educational expenses or to repay qualified student loans.

Public Allies is a 10-month service opportunity and Leadership Development Program through AmeriCorps. We are committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership capacities of our community…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Durham, NC

How to Apply

Please apply in our online portal, apply.publicallies.org. You will be asked to submit a resume and provide contact info for three references. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with interviews taking place over the summer.

Please apply in our online portal, apply.publicallies.org. You will be asked to submit a resume and provide contact info for three references. Applications are reviewed on a rolling…

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