Public Allies Maryland, housed in SWCOS, advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation. Since 2009, we have been developing a new generation of diverse leaders and promoting innovative leadership practices that meet the demands of changing times. Recruiting, training, and placing individuals between the ages of 18-30 in local nonprofits, social work interns act as liaisons between organizations and allies to ensure that these emerging nonprofit leaders have a rewarding experience.
At Public Allies Maryland, we believe changing times call for a new kind of leadership. Through our AmeriCorps program, we train young leaders ("Allies") who are young, diverse, and passionate social change makers that support community projects in partnership with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations.
Our Allies change their lives and our community through a rigorous program that combines full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofits with intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching, and critical reflection. We provide all of this through a nationally recognized approach that's rooted in a practice of values.
Since 2007, Public Allies Maryland has graduated hundreds of Allies and partnered with about a hundred community organizations. Get more information about Public Allies Maryland by visiting www.publicallies.org/maryland