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Public Allies L.A. invites young leaders to apply for Class of 2010

Posted: April 9, 2009 6:56 p.m.
Updated: April 9, 2009 4:49 p.m.
Public Allies Los Angeles is seeking dedicated young people and capacity-building 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to partner in a 10-month leadership development and nonprofit apprenticeship program.

By becoming a Public Ally, you are joining a network of more than 400 previous partners and alumni who are leaders in Los Angeles and more than 3,000 nationwide.

The 28 young adults, aged 18 to 30, selected for the program will:
* Work towards social justice by working full time at a partner organization.
* Learn about the nonprofit sector and how to analyze community issues through Public Ally training workshops.
* Design and implement projects that benefit the community through classes at the Community Planning Department at LA Trade Tech.
* Be challenged to grow through one-on-one coaching sessions.
* Develop leadership skills by developing and implementing a team service project in the community.

A few previous partner organizations include Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE), Bienestar, SRO Housing, Inner City Law Center, Inner City Struggle and Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA).

The Public Allies Los Angeles program is 10 months long, beginning in September and ending in July.

Interested parties should complete an application available at and click on Communities and Los Angeles.

The 2010 Ally early decision deadline is April 30th, 2009; Ally final deadline is June 30th, 2009; and the partner organizations deadline is June 1st, 2009.

Ally candidates with questions should contact Vanessa Vela Lovelace, Director of Recruitment, and Nonprofits should contact Site Director, Miesha Watson, to schedule a one-on-one site visit.

Public Allies advances diverse young leaders to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. Public Allies was founded in 1992 by a diverse group of young nonprofit leaders and activists who believed that there were many energetic, talented young people who wanted to tackle community and national issues. Recognized by the Bush and Clinton administrations as a model for national service, Public Allies has expanded to 17 communities through which nearly 2,500 Allies have served.

Public Allies Los Angeles is an affiliated program of Community Development Technologies (CDTech, Inc.). Public Allies advances diverse young leaders to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation. Envisioning a more just and equitable society for all, Public Allies' core values are collaboration, continuous learning, diversity & inclusion, a focus on assets, and integrity.

In 2005, Public Allies Los Angeles became affiliated with CDTech, whose mission is to build livable and economically viable communities in the low-income areas of Greater Los Angeles. This is accomplished by strengthening the skills and self-sufficiency of residents, businesses and community serving institutions through a variety of capacity building and direct service programs.


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