of partners say that Allies met or exceeded their objectives as an apprentice.


of partner organization are better positioned to carry out their mission as a result of Ally capacity building!

Public Allies Pittsburgh is a 10-month AmeriCorps program, operated in a partnership between Coro Pittsburgh & Public Allies National. Our mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it.

Program Components:

Full-Time Paid Social Sector Placement
Allies serve in a nonprofit or government setting 4 days a week, where they develop new skills, learn the day-to-day operations of their organization, expand their professional networks, and increase their understanding of the issues that their communities are facing.

Leadership Development Training
Weekly training sessions, delivered by active community leaders and subject matter experts.

Team Service Projects
Groups of 7-10 Allies focus on a community, explore its assets and collaborate with a local organization to develop and implement a long-term service project to be carried out over 10 months.

Professional Development Coaching
Each Ally works with a staff member to identify post-program education and/or employment goals. Allies and coaches meet regularly to determine appropriate strategies and track progress. Professional development is encouraged and professionals can take part in various online courses, similar to the ones offered by the Dominican University of California (https://dominicancaonline.com/about-us/).

Applicants must be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. by 9/2020, be and eligible to work in the U.S.


  • $1,500 monthly stipend (taxable)
  • $5,920 Education Award available upon program completion that can be used to further education or applied towards existing Federal Student Loans
  • Access to Health Care

The deadline to apply for the 2020-21 cohort is May 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Continuing after Public Allies

Coro Pittsburgh (operating partner of Public Allies Pittsburgh) has a partnership with Carnegie Mellon Heinz College and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Affairs and School of Social Work. Each program offers Public Allies alumni scholarships towards a Masters Degree.

Alumni of the Public Allies Pittsburgh who enroll in any of the master’s programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy are eligible for a scholarship of up to 30% of tuition per semester. Prospective students can connect with CMU today or learn more about the application process. You may also email David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at deber@cmu.edu.

2019-2020 First Year Allies


Charis Alton

Placement: Homewood Children’s Village



Michael Bowers

Placement: Steel Center for Carers and Technical Education



Akiliann Bray

Placement: Carlow University Social Justice Institutes



Diane Brown

Placement: Fair Housing Partnership of Pittsburgh



Tayla Coulverson

Placement: YouthPlaces



Dana Crawford

Placement: Neighborhood Legal Services



Roddetta Drane

Placement: Allegheny Family Network North



Will Emanuel

Placement: Bible Center Church



Jessica Friss

Placement: Chatham University Center for Women & Politics



Jeremy Goldstein

Placement: Scenic Pittsburgh



Austin Hackman

Placement: Center that CARES



Miona Harvey
Reading Is Fundamental



Carolyn Hunter

Placement: Hope Academy



James Jenkins

Placement: The Education Partnership



Sarah Kanar

Placement: Hazelwood Initiative



Leanna Lyle

Placement: Youthplaces



Robert Marks

Placement: InvolveMINT



David Mitchell

Placement: Computer Reach



Destiny Perkins
Placement: City of Pittsburgh


Billie Jo Richardson
Placement: Bible Center Church


Fernando Soriano
Placement: Housing Authority of Pittsburgh


Brianna Stalder
Placement: Apraxia’s Kids


Cascade Walsh
Placement: Reading Is FUNdamental


Stephanie Wright
Placement: Homewood-Brushton YMCA






2019-2020 Executive Allies

Hannah Berg
Placement: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Azia Bey
Placement: Homewood Children’s Village




Rachel Hermes
Placement: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Michael Keefe
Placement: Just Harvest



Rashawna Richards
Placement: Neighborhood Learning Alliance



David Shoemaker
Placement: YMCA Lighthouse



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Public Allies Pittsburgh
26 S. 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Christian Moore
Manager of Community Engagement & Training



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