Welcome! to the PACT Class of 2014
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.
Public Allies Connecticut is a program of the RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership), and is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network.
Allies are diverse, passionate social change makers who support community projects in partnership with dozens of local nonprofit organizations. Our Allies change their lives and their communities 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 our core values: collaboration, integrity, focus on assets, diversity & inclusion, and continuous learning.
The Nonprofit Apprenticeship.
The Nonprofit Apprenticeship.As an Ally, you will work 4 full-time days per week at a local nonprofit that matches your interests and skills. At your nonprofit placement, you might develop and run an after school program, organize a community health fair, facilitate cross-cultural dialogue in your neighborhood, or empower parents to advocate for their children's educational rights -- we bring on new Partner Organizations every year, and the possibilities are many.
Continuous Learning. On Fridays, you'll come together with Allies from around the state to participate in professional trainings focused on leadership development and self-discovery. Training topics include personal leadership style; diversity, power and privilege; asset-based community development; community organizing; group process, and many more!
The Team Service Project. Once a week, you'll meet with the other Allies in your city to plan, develop, and implement a year-long Team Service Project (TSP). With support and coaching from staff, you'll learn how to work as a team to launch a community project from the ground up. Develop a teen space or a youth arts event, a community mural project or a workshop series for community members – it’s all up to you and your team!
Our Partner Nonprofits serve Connecticut in a variety of areas, including social services, housing, and education/youth development, among others. Here are some examples of the many nonprofits we work with from year to year:
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) | Solar Youth | Common Ground High School | Youth Rights Media | Career Resources, Inc. | Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust | Operation Hope | The Village for Families & Children | Our Piece of the Pie | True Colors | The Urban League of Greater Hartford
Are you ready to make a significant impact on your community? We are seeking dedicated, service-minded Allies to begin their ten-month apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations in the Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport areas.
Applicant Timeline - Class of 2015
*Finalists are officially accepted into Ally program upon successful placement with a Partner Organization.
Public Allies Application Checklist:
NOTE: Though not necessary, you are welcome to send us additional materials to help us get to know you better (such as articles you've written or been featured in, examples of your work, etc.).
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Our priority application deadline for Partner Organizations is April 1st. For details about becoming a partner organization in Connecticut, please contact CT Executive Director Lindsey Tengatenga at email@example.com or 860.331.7032.
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Lindsey Tengatenga, Executive Director
Our almost 200 Alumni are changing the face and practice of leadership in Connecticut and across the country. Our active Alumni Board ensures that our PACT Alumni stay connected and updated on opportunities in their area. For more information and to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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