Who We Are
Public Allies Chicago is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. We’re changing the face and practice of leadership in Chicago since 1994.


About Us
At Public Allies Chicago, we believe changing times call for a new kind of leadership. Through our AmeriCorps program, we train young leaders ("Allies") who are young, diverse, and passionate social change makers that 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.

We’re creating pathways for a stronger community and a lifetime of impact. A majority of Alumni continue a career in the nonprofit and public sectors, and about 95% 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%! Results like these have led the Public Allies program to be recognized as a model for national service.

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180 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 1016
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 422-7777

Patrice Dziire, J.D. Executive Director
(312) 229-1297

Cory Muldoon, Associate Director
(312) 229-1302

Stephanie Gomez - Program Manager - Recruitment and Support Services
(312) 229-1296

Ona Wang, Program Manager Ona - Training and Learning
(312) 229-1305

Justin Kreindler, Senior Program Manager - Partner Engagement
(312) 229-1298

Alexandria Cummings, Senior Program ManagerAlumni Engagement and Special Events
(312) 229-1300

2014-15 Partner Organizations 

African Americans In Philanthropy
After School All Stars
After School Matters
AIDS Foundation
Chicago Collegiate
Chicago Housing Initiative
Alliance of the Southeast
Albany Park Neighborhood Council
Chicago Cares
Chicago Lawyers' Committee
Corporate Work Study Program at Christ the King
City Colleges
CPS-Educational Tools and Technology
Walt Disney Magnet School
DuPage Habitat for Humanity
Field Museum
Goldin Institue
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation 
Institute of Cultural Affairs
Illinois Action for Children
Jane Addams Senior Caucus
Cook County Justice Advisory Council
Legal Prep Academy
Logan Square Neighborhood Association
McCormick Foundation
Mikva Challenge
Namaste Charter School
National Runaway Safeline
Oakwood Shores
Ounce of Prevention
The Night Ministry
The Ressurrection Project
United Way
Windy City Habitat