Thursday, July 9, 2009

Seeking Nonprofits to Partner with Public Allies in Indianapolis

Public Allies' mission is to advance new leadership
to strengthen communities, non-profits and civic participation

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) will receive a $373,453 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to partially fund a total of 30 AmeriCorps ‘Public Allies’ members who will support Indianapolis not-for-profits.

Currently, there are Public Allies efforts in 15 communities across the country. Members serve nonprofit organizations working in a variety of fields: 30% youth development, 26% education, 20% community and/or economic development, 4% housing, 4% environmental projects, and 11% other human needs.

Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program, has a comprehensive program model that blends community service, nonprofit capacity building, civic engagement and leadership development with best practice evaluation processes. As a program of INRC, Public Allies will tap into a premier pipeline for developing diverse young nonprofit and community leaders in Indianapolis to connect across cultures, facilitate collaborative action, and recognize the assets of communities. Public Allies Indianapolis apprenticeship placements will begin in October 2009 and applications to become a Public Allies Indianapolis Partner Organization are currently being accepted. A financial investment is required of Partner nonprofits.

The deadline for Partner Organization Applications is Friday, July 31, 2009. To learn more about Public Allies Indianapolis, go to or contact Marc McAleavey at INRC at 317-920-0330, ext. 104 or by email at

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