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!

If you are


  • Passionate about social justice
  • Dedicated to making a positive impact in local communities
  • Interested in a career in nonprofit management
  • Looking to grow as a leader




Here’s why, our 10-month Americorps program, Public Allies Pittsburgh, is the right fit for you.




What You’ll Do: For 9 months, you will join a diverse cohort of emerging leaders. We’ll immerse you deep into the dynamics of leadership, nonprofit management, and social change. 


You will explore the nonprofit sector and work alongside Pittsburgh’s top community leaders to accomplish your most important work yet.




Our program experience includes


  • Full-time Placement At A Local Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training
  • Monthly Coaching
  • Team Service Projects
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Monthly Stipend
  • $6195 Toward College or Student Loans
  • Optional Healthcare, SNAP and Childcare Assistance 






Join A Collective Of Allies That Have Served At 100+ Organizations Such As:


  • Carlow University Social Justice Institutes
  • The Oasis Project
  • YouthPlaces
  • Allegheny Partners For Out of School Time 
  • The Heinz Endowments 
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Urbankind Institute
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern PA
  • Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
  • Neighborhood Legal Services
  • The Forbes Funds
  • New Voices For Reproductive Justice
  • Reading Is FUNdamental
  • Kelly Strayhorn Theatre
  • Homewood Children’s Village
  • Friendship Circle
  • Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group




What You will Gain: With experiential training, high-level connections, and tailored coaching along the way, we will make sure you have exactly what YOU need to sustain a fulfilling and impactful career leading change.




Success After Public Allies Pittsburgh 




Our alumni go on to work at amazing places such as:


  • City of Pittsburgh
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • Pittsburgh Cares
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • The Forbes Funds




Our alumni earn degrees at universities including:


  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Point Park University
  • Carlow University
  • Chatham University
  • CCAC








  • GED or higher by program start 
  • Passion for civic engagement & working with diverse communities.
  • An exceptionally strong work ethic
  • Excellent relationship-building skills & ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
  • Eligibility to work in the US




Additional Program Perks:


  • $1500 monthly stipend (based on need)
  • $6195 towards college or student loans
  • Healthcare, SNAP, and childcare assistance




Decision Process:


  • Complete an Application: Essay, Resume, 2 Recommendations
  • Participate In Virtual Interviews With Our Staff & Partners
  • Accept Offer To Participate
  • Submit Eligibility Documents
  • Start Program






To Apply: Visit apply.publicallies.org 




To Serve January 2021-October 2021 apply by November 6, 2020


To Serve September 2021-June 2022 apply by May 21, 2021




Question/Comments: contact Christian Moore, Manager of Engagement & Talent: recruitpgh@coropittsburgh.org

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



Host a Public Ally.

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

Christian Moore
Manager of Community Engagement & Training



Meet the Public Allies Pittsburgh Class of 2017-2018!

Gabrielle Antonicelli Placement: PA Legal Aid Network Hometown: Jersey Shore, PA Recently graduated with Magna Cum Laude status from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and a minor in Sociology, Gabrielle is excited to develop...