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) 260-5996

Public Allies is proud to partner with the following organizations for 2015-2016 program year:

Greater Bridgeport
Career Resources, Inc. - Jay Brother's Unified Resource Center
Domus - Stamford Academy
Excel Bridgeport
Naugatuck Youth Services
Street Safe
Supportive Housing Works

Greater Hartford
Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance
Connecticut Invention Convention
Heartbeat Ensemble
Hartford Food Systems
UConn Husky Sport
The Legacy Foundation
True Colors
University of St. Joseph
The Village for Families and Children

Greater New Haven
Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation
Domus Academy
Elm City Montessori School
Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs & The New Haven Board of Education
New Haven Legal Assistance
United Way of Greater New Haven - Coordinated Access Network
Varick Empowerment Center