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

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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.

Qualifications
Applicants must be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. by 9/2019, be and eligible to work in the U.S.

Compensation

  • $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

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
Placement:
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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CONTACT

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

Christian Moore
Manager of Community Engagement & Training
cmoore@coropittsburgh.org
412-258-3024

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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...