Twin Cities

Who We Are
Public Allies Twin Cities is a program of Pillsbury United Communities, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. We're changing the face and practice of leadership in Minnessota's Twin Cities since 2010.

Pillsbury United Communities:

About Us
At Public Allies Twin Cities, 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.

We're creating pathways for a stronger community and a lifetime of impact. A majority of Alumni continue a career in the nonprofit and public sectors, and about 95% of Alumni say they would participate again if they could. Results like these have led the Public Allies program to be recognized as a model for national service.

Recruitment Timeline: January 1 - June 11: Applications Open; May 1, 2014: 1st Round Interviews Begin; June 2: 2nd Round Group Interviews Begin July 7: Match Event (short interviews with Nonprofit Organizations); July 23: Top 5 Preferences Due August 1: Notification of Selection; September 2: First Day of Core Training; September 9: First Day of Nonprofit Placements

Apply to Be an Ally or Express Interest in Partnering
Ally Application:
Ally Application deadline:
Partnership Development Guide:

125 W. Broadway Ave., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Fax: (612) 302-3490

Antonio Cardona, Site Director
(612) 302-3425

Paul Johnson, Program Manager
(612) 302-3408

LaCora Bradford Kesti, Program Manager
(612) 302-3437

Organizations That Have Hosted Public Allies Twin Cities Allies
Sanneh Foundation
Avenues for Homeless Youth
Twin Cities RISE!
MACC Alliance
American Red Cross-Twin Cities Chapter
Pillsbury United Communities
Better Futures Minnesota
Fred Wells Tennis and Education Cente
Boy Scouts of America Northern Star Council, Appetite for Change
PFund Foundation
Boys and Girls Club
Minnesota Transitions Charter School, Wilder Foundation
Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program