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Public Allies Central Florida

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In partnership with Public Allies™ and the AmeriCorps national service network, Public Allies Central Florida (PACF) trains emerging leaders to become values-based professionals that focus on a just and equitable society for all. These young leaders, called Allies, are placed in non-profit agencies throughout Central Florida. PACF combines paid apprenticeships at non-profits and public sector organizations with intensive skills training, capacity-building projects, personal coaching, volunteer management certification and critical reflection. The 10-month experience provides the leadership skills and experience for Central Florida’s next generation of young adults to become agents of change for their communities.

Since 1992, more than 10,000 Allies have completed the program nationwide (including almost 200 local graduates), with more than 80% continuing careers in non-profit or public service. The Public Allies’ track record has led to recognition by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, The Bridgespan Group, McKinsey & Co., Fast Company, and others. Public Allies citizen-centered, values-based approach to leadership has created pathways for young people to engage in their communities, and has helped the communities and organizations they serve tap into the energy, passion, and perspectives of a new generation.

Recent apprentice host organizations include Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, Rollins College, Zebra Youth, Keys to Independence, HELP CDC, Breakthrough, Pathways to Home, and Embrace Families CBC Youth Services.


For more information on how to partner or apply, please visit www.publicalliescfl.org.

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