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.


About Us
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
We are recruiting candidates and partners for Public Allies Connecticut class of 2017. See below for links:

Ally Application:
Ally Application deadline:
Partnership Development Guide:

2470 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Lindsey Tengatenga, Executive Director
(860) 331-7032

Alexandra Ocampo Carr, Program Manager, Bridgeport
(203) 615-2352

Emily Gallagher, Program Director, New Haven
(203) 764-2031

Nicole Diaz, Program Manager, Hartford
(860) 372-7986

Public Allies is proud to partner with the following organizations for 2015-2016 program year:
Greater Bridgeport
Great Oaks Charter School
Supportive Housing Works
BCAC - Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
CRI - Career Resources, Inc.
RYASAP - Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership
Project Longevity
Street Safe
The United Way of CoastalFairfieldCounty

Greater Hartford
CT Landmarks
Nutmeg Big Brothers - Big Sisters
CT Association of Nonprofits
UConn Husky Sport
The Village for Families and Children

Greater New Haven
Domus Academy
IRIS - Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services
Oddfellows Play House
The Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation
New Haven Works
HHYEP - Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.
New Haven Promise
Music Haven