- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Program Length: Academic Year
- Start Month: August, September, October
- Category: Career Exploration
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Minimum Cost: Free
Public Allies' mission is to advance leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation by demonstrating the conviction that everyone can lead and lasting social change results when citizens work together. High school graduates can apply to participate in the 10-month Americorps Ally Program and learn leadership skills.
Public Allies is a national movement grounded in the conviction that everyone leads. We believe that everyone can make a difference and can work to inspire more citizens to believe in themselves, step up, and act. Throughout our nation’s history, lasting social change has always resulted from the courageous acts of many, not just the inspiration of the few.
Public Allies 10-month, full-time AmeriCorps apprenticeship program can help get you on a pathway to further your education and career, while giving you skills to expand your influence and leadership skills.
What do Allies do?
Allies serve in full-time apprenticeship positions at local nonprofits, where they create, improve and expand services that address issues including youth development, education, public health, economic development, and the environment. In addition, Allies participate in a rigorous leadership development program in which local community leaders and experts lead workshops to build the leadership skills of Allies. Allies also participate in community building activities, contribute to team service projects, and receive individual coaching to support their professional development during their apprenticeship.