Public Allies is a national movement working to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. They do this by connecting young people to community based organizations for an AmeriCorps service year, along with intensive weekly trainings on social justice. Shortly after college, I served as a Public Ally in Washington, DC. The experience taught me about asset-based community development first-hand, challenged me to continuously analyze my work with a critical social justice lens, and showed me the incredible network of people and nonprofits in this city, which I am proud to be part of to this day. Now, I serve on the advisory board for Public Allies DC - and I need your help. As part of my 30th birthday, I am fundraising to support this impactful organization - my goal is to raise $1,000 by the end of the month. Donate today!