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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2020 First Year Allies
Placement: Homewood Children’s Village
Placement: Steel Center for Carers and Technical Education
Placement: Carlow University Social Justice Institutes
Placement: Fair Housing Partnership of Pittsburgh
Placement: Neighborhood Legal Services
Placement: Allegheny Family Network North
Placement: Bible Center Church
Placement: Chatham University Center for Women & Politics
Placement: Scenic Pittsburgh
Placement: Center that CARES
Placement: Reading Is Fundamental
Placement: Hope Academy
Placement: The Education Partnership
Placement: Hazelwood Initiative
Placement: Computer Reach
Placement: City of Pittsburgh
Billie Jo Richardson
Placement: Bible Center Church
Placement: Housing Authority of Pittsburgh
Placement: Apraxia’s Kids
Placement: Reading Is FUNdamental
Placement: Homewood-Brushton YMCA
2019-2020 Executive Allies
Public Allies Pittsburgh
26 S. 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Manager of Community Engagement & Training
On Friday, February 22nd, 2019, I had the opportunity to sit in and observe a training seminar between Public Allies Pittsburgh and KEYS Service Corps. Public Allies Pittsburgh is an AmeriCorps program operated in partnership with Coro Pittsburgh and Public Allies...
On Saturday, February 2nd, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Coro Pittsburgh’s 20th Anniversary Gala and the MLK Leadership Awards. I had no idea what to expect before I arrived at the DoubleTree Downtown, especially since I had never attended a gala or awards...