Founded in 1992, Public Allies is a cost-effective, high-impact way to steer diverse, talented young leaders into a lifelong career serving their communities. Nearly all 6,000 graduates of our signature AmeriCorps program have followed a career in community service. Our alumni include police officers, social workers, community organizers, environmentalists, teachers, and executive directors of pioneering nonprofit organizations. We are driven by a belief that everyone has talents, and that our communities thrive when all our talents are valued and engaged. Public Allies operates offices in Arizona, Central Florida, Chicago (IL), Cincinnati (OH), Connecticut, Delaware, Detroit (MI), Eagle Rock (CO), Indianapolis, Iowa, Los Angeles (CA), Maryland, Miami (FL), Milwaukee (WI), New Mexico, New York (NY), North Carolina, Pittsburgh (PA), San Antonio (TX), San Francisco/Silicon Valley (CA), Twin Cities (MN), and Washington, DC. In 1992, Public Allies was launched with a simple but powerful idea: that there were hundreds of thousands of talented and diverse young people who wanted to make a difference in their communities, yet who didn't have a way to become involved. There were only 14 graduates of our inaugural class of Allies in 1993. Today, more than 6,000 people have graduated from Public Allies. Support our network of diverse leaders who are making a positive difference in their own lives and in the lives of their communities. Thank you for supporting Public Allies!