The Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation added Public Allies to its portfolio of programs in 2006. With its mission to "advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation," Public Allies aligns with the Center's focus to build the capacity of those who lead, manage and support nonprofit organizations.
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The Public Allies program benefits:
Public Allies Arizona places dedicated, service minded young people – Allies – in 10-month apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations – Partner Organizations – throughout the Phoenix community.
- Young adults interested in social change
- Nonprofit agencies needing the assistance of an additional young staff member
- The community as a whole
Public Allies advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation.
In 1992, a diverse group of young social entrepreneurs were helped by a number of established community and national leaders to create 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.
Public Allies identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and advances their leadership through a 10-month program of full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations, leadership trainings, and team service projects.
Recognized by the Bush and Clinton administrations as a model for national service, Public Allies operates in 19 communities and has more than 2,400 Alumni nationwide. Evaluations have demonstrated our effectiveness at advancing diverse young leaders, strengthening communities, nonprofits, and civic participation.