Public Allies Chicago 2012 - 2013 Graduating Class
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We’re changing the face and practice of leadership in Chicago.
At Public Allies Chicago, we believe changing times call for a new kind of leadership. Since 1993, we’ve developed more than 400 young leaders. Allies are young, diverse, and passionate social change makers who support community projects in partnership with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations.
Our Allies change their lives and our community through a rigorous AmeriCorps program that combines full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofits with intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching, and critical reflection. We provide all of this through a nationally recognized approach that’s rooted in a practice of values.
Everyone leads ... and we walk the talk. In the Class of 2010, our Allies are ages 18 to 30, 74% identify as people of color, 57% are women, 14% are LGBTQ, and 61% are college graduates. Allies are of and for our local community, and they share a deep commitment to strengthening Chicago.
We’re creating pathways for a stronger community and a lifetime of impact. More than half of our alumni continue a career in the nonprofit and public sectors, and about 90% of Alumni say they would participate again if they could. Partner Organizations report that their work with an Ally increases their capacity by up to 30%. In 2008, non-profits hosting an Ally saved over $23,000 as compared to what it would cost to do similar work without Public Allies, saving Chicago's non-profits over $550,000!
Results like these have led the Public Allies program to be recognized as a model for national service.
This year, our 49 Allies are partnered with the following Partner Organizations:
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Become an Ally
Are you ready to make a significant impact on your community? Public Allies Chicago is an intense 10-month Apprenticeship Program designed to develop the next generation of civic leaders. Our new deadline for applications for the class of 2014 is October 31, 2013!
We are seeking dedicated, service minded Allies to begin their 10-month apprenticeship in nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area, click here to find out more! Please keep in mind that to consider an application complete, Public Allies Chicago requires three components: 1. A completed application form; 2. An up-to-date resume; 3. Two written references. Your references must be submitted via the application website and not mailed to our office.
We encourage you to like our Facebook Page to stay up to date on the latest in Ally Recruitment. We will post information about virtual and in person 'Prospi Days' there. Attending a Prospi Day is an excellent way to get more information on what it means to be an Ally in Chicago and to meet current staff and Allies.
Become a Partner Organization
Host a young leader at your organization: Increase your organizational capacity, recruit and manage more volunteers, all the while supporting diverse young leaders! Contact Justin Kreindler (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about becoming a partner. All new partners must complete a virtual information session prior to submitting an application online.
Celebrating 20 Years of service to Chicago! Public Allies Chicago Alumni have been working to make the city of Chicago (and beyond) a better place since 1993.
For Allies: Applications for 2014-2015 program year will start being reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in April 2013
For returning partners: Spring 2014
For new partners: Contact Justin Kriendler at email@example.com for more information on becoming a partner
Public Allies Chicago
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1016
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Darlene Oliver, Executive Director
Alexandria Cummings, Program Manager
Justin Kreindler, Program Manager
Sonya Houston, Training Manager
Anays Antongiorgi, Program Associate
Rich Jander (Board Chair): Managing Director, Maranon Capital, LP
Kendra Hartman: In house attorney at Gehl Foods
Anupy Singla: Reporter, Author: The Indian Slow Cooker, founder of Indian As Apple Pie
Mark Grossmann: Partner at Katten, Muchin and Rosenman
Credell Walls: Alumni of Public Allies (class of ’94)/Community Engagement Specialist of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Timoli Matthews: Division Manager, Genetech USA
Avanti Kumar-Singh, M.D.: Principle, Frontalis Advisors
Paul Groshko: Regional Director/Midwest Region, Starbucks Coffee Company
Eric Grant: Managing Partner, Polaris
Jan Ann Dubin: Principal at Jan Anne Dubin Consulting
Emeritus Board Members:
Kanwar Singh: (Public Allies National Board Chair), Senior Vice President of UBS, and board member of Public Allies National Board of Directors
Ian Larkin: Managing Director and Founder of Maranon Capital.
Julian Posada: (Public Allies National Board Member), President - Chicago Fire
Jocelyn Hamlar: Strategic Communications with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
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