About Public Allies Arizona

Program components

Public Allies

Placement and practice

Selected from diverse backgrounds, Allies engage in 10 months of paid, work-based learning with local nonprofit, social service and government agencies to further community services and address real local needs. See where Allies have been placed in recent years. Placements are available in Phoenix and Tucson.

Future Public Allies at the Matching Fair

Continuous learning

Allies transform their leadership and professional skills through training curriculum and retreats led by community leaders, nonprofit professionals and peers. After the program, each Ally receives an AmeriCorps Education Award to further their education or pay back student loans.

Public Allies work on a house for a Service Project


Allies work alongside community members to create innovative responses and sustainable solutions to real local needs. They engage in a diverse range of service initiatives, including Team Service Projects and AmeriCorps National Days of Service.

Public Allies mentoring and self-reflection

Evaluation and reflection

Allies receive professional and peer-to-peer coaching, amplified by leadership assessment tools, to enhance personal development and convert feedback into actions for the common good.

Allies receive:

  • 10-month, full-time apprenticeship to gain real work experience at a reputable community organization
  • $1,427/month (gross) stipend
  • Healthcare benefits, childcare stipend and student loan deferment while in the program
  • Individual mentoring and peer-to-peer coaching to enhance your personal and professional capacity to do community-change work
  • $6,095 AmeriCorps Education Award for college, further training or eligible student loans, upon successful completion of the program
  • Access to the Arizona and National Public Allies Alumni Network for support and networking opportunities

Strategic goals

  • Engage Men of Color and Opportunity Youth to ensure a successful pathway and access to education, career and continued community service
  • Provide training, consulting, and practice in leadership development and diversity/inclusion in all sectors
  • Connect with the leadership of DREAMers and DACA students in civic engagement
  • Focus on priorities important to Public Allies communities, including a comprehensive racial, economic and social justice agenda


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