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 Milwaukee. 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
New Haven Office Tel: (203) 764-2031
Lindsey Tengatenga, Executive Director
Jack Phillips, Fund Development Coordinator
RJ Mercede, Program Manager, Bridgeport
Emily Gallagher, Program Manager, New Haven
Derek Santiago, Program Manager, Hartford
Selam Dafla, External Relations
Organizations That Have Hosted Public Allies Connecticut AmeriCorps Allies
Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)
Common Ground High School
Youth Rights Media
Career Resources, Inc.
Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
The Village for Families & Children
Our Piece of the Pie
The Urban League of Greater Hartford