ASU LODESTAR CENTER’S PUBLIC ALLIES ARIZONA PROGRAM HONORED WITH AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER EFFORTS
The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation’s Public Allies Arizona program was recognized by the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) with its External Partnership Award on June 20, 2012. The City of Phoenix honored the Public Allies Arizona program to applaud their contribution to this year’s Cesar Chavez Day of Service, in which 40 Public Allies and staff assisted with a beautification project near Cesar Chavez Elementary in South Phoenix. The project was collaboration between the Cesar Chavez Foundation, PHX UNITED, South Mountain Villager, Radio Campesina, and the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. Councilman Michael Nowakowski presented Kelly Paisley, Celia Williams and Erica Schwartzmann from the ASU Lodestar Center’s Public Allies Arizona program with the award.
“Through my participation in the Public Allies Arizona program, I had the opportunity to help with a beatification project in a neighborhood near my home and close to my heart,” stated Teresa Mabry, a current first-year Public Ally, as she reflected on the significance of the Cesar Chavez Day of Service. “‘Service’ efforts can be part of creating something larger than just cleaning up the streets; it allows us to create a brighter future for the surrounding community in which we serve.”
Public Allies Arizona, now finishing its sixth year at Arizona State University, is an AmeriCorps national youth leadership organization that places service-minded young people in apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations throughout the community. It identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and advances their leadership through a ten-month program of full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations, leadership trainings, and team service projects.
“This City of Phoenix award is testimony to the impact made by the young men and women who engage in civic improvement through our Public Allies Arizona program,” said Dr. Robert F. Ashcraft, executive director of the ASU Lodestar Center and professor of nonprofit studies in ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development. “While we surround our Allies with learning and leadership opportunities, it is through their own collective initiative and commitment that they impact our communities in such positive ways as exemplified by their role with the beautification project,” he added.
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ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate and graduate nonprofit education, research and technical assistance. The ASU Lodestar Center exists to enhance the quality of life in communities through the advancement of nonprofit leadership practices and provides knowledge and tools to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, professionals, board members, donors and volunteers by offering a selection of capacity building workshops, conferences, classes, and programs. For more information, please visit: lodestar.asu.edu.
Public Allies Arizona
Public Allies Arizona, now finishing its sixth year in Arizona State University, is an AmeriCorps national youth leadership organization that places service-minded young people in apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations throughout the community. It identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and advances their leadership through a 10-month program of full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations, leadership trainings, and team service projects. Highlights from Class Six (2011-2012) are as follows: collectively, Allies have served over 64,070 hours this past year; Allies created 377 new collaborations and developed formal partnerships on behalf of their Partner Organizations representing new opportunities for information sharing, partnerships, and collaborative projects; Allies have implemented 18 community service projects, impacting hundreds of individuals; Allies have earned $216,450 in Eli Segal Education Awards to be used to offset the cost of attending college. For more information, please visit:lodestar.asu.edu/leadership/publicalliesaz.