Who We Are
Public Allies Maryland is a program of the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. We’re changing the face and practice of leadership in Maryland since 2007.


About Us
At Public Allies Maryland, we believe changing times call for a new kind of leadership. Through our AmeriCorps program, we train young leaders ("Allies") who are young, diverse, and passionate social change makers that support community projects in partnership with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations.

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.

Since 2007, Public Allies Maryland has graduated hundreds of Allies and partnered with about a hundred community organizations.

Apply to Be an Ally or Express Interest in Partnering
Ally Application:
Ally Application deadline: May 15
Host an Ally/Partner with Public Allies Maryland:

525 W. Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-2574
Fax: (410) 706-4455

Otilio Baez, Jr., Site Director
(410) 706 - 2574

Julia Scott, Senior Program Manager for Community Engagement
(410) 706-1881

Organizations That Have Hosted Public Allies Maryland AmeriCorps Allies
Augusta Fells Savage Institute of the Arts High School
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
Bon Secours
Baltimore Urban Debate League
Casa de Maryland
Charm City Clinic
Community Law in Action
The Family League
The Family Tree
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.
The Ingoma Foundation (Fusion Partnerships)
Loyola University's York Road Initiative
The Mt. Washington School
Park Heights Renaissance
Project PLASE
Promise Height - HSCT
The Seed School of Maryland
Soccer Without Borders
SWCOS - James McHenry
SWCOS - Poppleton
Wide Angle Youth Media