At Public Allies Pittsburgh, we believe changing times call for a new kind of leadership. Since 2006, we’ve worked with young leaders to impact Pittsburgh's neighborhoods. Allies are young, diverse, and passionate social changemakers who support community projects in partnership with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations. Our partnership with the Coro Pittsburgh enhances our leadership curriculum and furthers the mission of Public Allies in strengthening individuals, organizations and communities.

Our Allies change their lives and our community 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 a practice of values.


Allies are diverse, talented, and passionate. We welcome all backgrounds and experience levels to apply to serve the Pittsburgh region. Public Allies strives to have an inclusive class that includes members of all communities, regardless of race, affiliation, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.



How you can become a part of Public Allies Pittsburgh:


Become an Ally. If you have a long-term interest in service, are interested in advancing your leadership skills and want to become a part of an extraordinary network of support, please consider applying for the program. You can find more information here or contact Michael Baltzer at MichaelB@publicallies.org with questions.

Nominate an Ally. Do you know an emerging leader that is interested in service and advancing their leadership? Nominate them for service  

Be a Partner. If you or your organization would like to benefit from the opportunity to engage with the Allies or build and expand the organizational capacity, please visit our partnership development guide or contact Jenn Holliman at JenniferH@publicallies.org to express interest in hosting an Ally and exploring other ways to partner with the program.


Volunteer. We welcome anyone who would like to support us. Can you help connect us to partner organizations? Help up find new pipelines for Ally Applications? Help us develop relationships with funders? Host fundraising events? Suggest how Public Allies can support our community? Contact us to express interest!

Connect with us!

Facebook: Facebook.com/PublicAlliesPgh

Twitter: Twitter.com/PublicAlliesPgh

Pinterest: Pinterest.com/PublicAlliesPittsburgh



Jessica Ruffin, Site Director




Michael Baltzer, Recruitment Manager

Sarah Collier, Training and Learning Manager




Jenn Holliman, Director of Project-Based Learning

Jamillia Kamara, Training and Learning Manager

JamilliaK@publicallies.org                                                                                                                                                                                 412.258.3024


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