Who We Are
Public Allies Connecticut is a program of RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership), and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. We're changing the face and practice of leadership in Connecticut since 2004.
Public Allies Connecticut has partnered with nonprofit organizations across Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford to create New Leaders for New Times. We are grounded in the conviction that everyone can lead. Public Allies is changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating our belief that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.
Everyone leads… and we walk the talk. Our Allies are ages 18 to 30+, and over 65% are people of color, over 15% identify as LGBTQ, and 58% are college graduates. Allies are of and for our local community, and they share a deep commitment to strengthening Connecticut. 95% of Allies upon graduation report that they would participate in the program again if they could.
Apply to Be an Ally or Express Interest in Partnering
Ally Application: http://apply.publicallies.org
Ally Application deadline: http://www.publicallies.org/site/lookup.asp?c=liKUL3PNLvF&b=2954211
Partnership Development Guide: http://partner.publicallies.org
2470 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Lindsey Tengatenga, Executive Director
Kym Hunter, Program Manager, Bridgeport
Emily Gallagher, Program Manager, New Haven
Derek Santiago, Program Manager, Hartford
Selam Dafla, External Relations
Public Allies is proud to partner with the following organizations for 2014-2015 program year:
Career Resources, Inc.
Center for Children's Advoacy
Great Oaks Charter Schools
RYASAP - Street Safe
Supportive Housing Works
Connecticut Association of Human Services
CT Coalition to End Homelessness
Hartford Food System
The Center for Children's Advocacy
The Village for Families and Children
UConn Husky Sport
Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation
Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.
United Way BOOST! Initiative
Youth Rights Media