The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
VisionPublic Allies envisions a more just and equitable society for all. MissionPublic Allies advances diverse young leaders to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation.
Since 1992, Public Allies has built a powerful model for identifying, training and supporting talented and diverse young adults to lead positive community change. Through our programs, young people, ages 18 to 30, serve in full-time apprenticeships creating, improving and expanding services at local nonprofit organizations, and participate in a rigorous leadership development program that combines weekly training, coaching, team projects and reflection. Public Allies continues to invest in the skills networks and initiatives of our program graduates through a lifetime of structured program, grants, and networking opportunities.
Through our signature AmeriCorps program, Public Allies identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and advances their leadership through a ten month program of full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations, weekly leadership trainings, and team service projects.
Recognized by the Bush and Clinton administrations as a model for national service, Public Allies operates in 10 communities and has more than 1,500 Alumni nationwide. Evaluations have demonstrated our effectiveness at advancing diverse young leaders, strengthening communities, strengthening nonprofits, and strengthening civic participation.