Who We Are
Public Allies Miami is a program of Catalyst Miami, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. We’re changing the face and practice of leadership in Miami since 2007.

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The Public Allies program, embedded in the Catalyst Miami program structure, will propel Opportunity Youth-- untapped, young talent in our city-- to become ascending adults who live as part of a thriving Miami in which everyone is meaningfully engaged.

Young adults and nonprofits that enter Catalyst community through Public Allies are introduced to an existing web of Catalyst partner organizations, and our services, through the 10-month Public Allies placement in local nonprofit organizations. Our partner organizations enact their beliefs by building a high standard of living and working for people in the organization’s ranks and reach. They include Public Allies as emerging talent who want to work to improve the outcomes of their fellow Miami residents.

This network and the experiences built at Public Allies Miami will ensure that as they grow, Opportunity Youth become bedrock citizens of this community. The entry point for Opportunity Youth as Public Allies also creates a pipeline for grooming sustainable, local leaders in the human service community. Public Allies Miami Alumni should live the impact of the Public Allies and Catalyst program—Ally Alumni should be economically stable, engaged citizens who herald and leverage their Public Allies experience to build a thriving community that works for everyone.

To realize this goal, Public Allies Miami sets a track from application to starting the year of Public Allies service that demystifies the work habits and the life skills that Allies need to be successful. The Public Allies program in Catalyst Miami sets plans with each partner organization to ensure the Allies are able to give a high return on investment for their placement site, thanks to a supportive, structured environment and attainable goals. The Public Allies program in Catalyst Miami enacts routines of personal, professional, partnership and experiential growth for Allies and their supervisors, using resources from within the ever-expanding Miami Thrives Network at Catalyst.

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1900 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 200
Miami FL 33132
Direct: (786) 414-1290
Catalyst: (305)576-5001

Adele Coble, Director
(786) 414-1290

Organizations That Have Hosted Public Allies Miami AmeriCorps Allies
Gang Alternative
Comprehensive Health MDCPS
Florida Immigrant Coalition
Girl Power
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Take Stock In Children
Catalyst Miami
Miami Children's Initiative
Opa-Locka CDC
CLEO Institute
University of Miami Civic Engagement program
Children's Movement of South Florida
Haitian American CDC
Urgent Inc.