Public Allies believes that everyone has the potential to be a leader and that communities are stronger when everyone is engaged. Each year we choose people of widely diverse backgrounds to join our Ally program. Over the 10 month apprenticeship program, Allies gain valuable leadership skills and professional experience, set personal and professional goals, receive training and coaching, and plan for their future to help them achieve their potential.
Allies are passionate about improving their community. We look for people who are eager to become stronger leaders, be challenged, and work in nonprofit and community-based organizations to make their communities better. More about the Ally program can be found HERE.
This online application is one step in applying to be a Public Ally. If you have not yet talked with a Public Allies staff member about the program, we strongly suggest that you do so first, before starting the application, as each site is unique in how they work in the community. Please contact the staff of the site or sites that you are interested in applying to, listed HERE.
The Ally program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, community, or social affiliations. In fact, we work hard to ensure our program is as diverse as possible. While the program has traditionally attracted those aged 18 to 30, anyone over the age of 17 with a high school diploma or GED is welcome to apply.
You can start the application now and come back if you need more time to prepare your responses. Your progress will be saved. If you have any questions about filling out the application or need assistance in completing it, please contact the appropriate Public Allies site or sites (listed HERE).
Best of luck!