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On June 24th, 2016, Coro Pittsburgh opened the doors of our new space at 26 South 27th Street in Pittsburgh’s famous South Side to friends, family, supervisors, and mentors of the 2015-2016 Class of Public Allies. During the course of this program year, 15 First Year and 7 Executive Allies made an impact on the Greater Pittsburgh Area, completing over 35,700 collective hours of service.

During the festivities, we bid a fond farewell to recently departed Public Allies Pittsburgh Site Director and Coro Pittsburgh Chief Operating Officer Jessica Ruffin as she moves on to become the inaugural Director of the Social Justice Institutes at Carlow University, and celebrated the ascension of current Training and Learning Manager Sarah Collier to her new position replacing Jessica as Site Director. To cap it all off, attendees were treated to a performance by local hip-hop hero KMOS (AKA Khari Mosley, Alumnus of Coro Neighborhood Leaders Class of 2001 and Regional Program Manager for the BlueGreen Alliance).

Public Allies Pittsburgh 2015-2016
Matthew Aelmore (Placed at Homewood Children’s Village)
Catherine Anthony (Placed at Center That C.A.R.E.S)
Jaspreet Chatta (Placed at Reddy Freddy, Univ. of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development)
Jocelyn Inlay (Placed at Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time)
Joanna Kemp (Placed at Reddy Freddy, Univ. of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development)
Robert Litz (Placed at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden)
Larette McCoy (Placed at Homewood Children’s Village)
Samantha Meyer (Placed at Bible Center Church)
William Nicks (Placed at Goodwill)
Zachary Patton (Placed at Idea Foundry, will complete program in November)
Andrea Petrillo (Placed at Kelly Strayhorn Theatre)
Michael Severyn (Placed at City of Pittsburgh, Office of Innovation and Performance)
Providence Smith (Placed at YWCA Homewood)
Devon Taliaferro (Placed at Amachi Pittsburgh
Bridgette Wright (Placed at BikePGH)

Executive Allies 2015-2016
India Brown (Placed at Homewood Children’s Village)
Aloma Dunning (Placed at YMCA Homewood-Brushton, Hope for All Program)
Megan Loftus (Placed at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy)
Raenelle Lowery (Placed at Strong Women Strong Girls)
Dean Richards (Placed at Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh)
Samone Riddle (Placed at Pittsburgh Bike Share)
Emily Voelker (Placed at Community Kitchen Pittsburgh)

Public Allies Pittsburgh 2015-2016

Public Allies Pittsburgh 2015-2016

Back Row: L. McCoy, M. Aelmore, S. Meyer, W. Nicks, M. Severyn, R. Litz, B. Wright, Z. Patton / Front Row: D. Taliaferro, C. Anthony, J. Kemp, J. Inlay, A. Petrillo, P. Smith

Executive Allies 2015-2016

Executive Allies 2015-2016

Back Row: M. Loftus, I. Brown, S. Riddle, E. Voelker, A. Dunning, D. Richards / Front Row: R. Lowery

Public Allies Staff

Public Allies Staff

Michael Baltzer, Jamillia Kamara, Jessica Ruffin, Sarah Collier, Jennifer Holliman

KMOS – A Tale of 2 Cities (Excerpt)