Grant to fund nonprofit apprenticeships
The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation has received $580,449 to fund 47 nonprofit apprenticeships, comprising the 2010-2011 class of Public Allies Arizona.
Public Allies is an AmeriCorps national youth leadership organization that places service-minded young people in apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
Since Public Allies Arizona’s inception five years ago, the ASU Lodestar Center has been training and mentoring talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and advancing their leadership skills through participation in a 10-month program of full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations, leadership trainings, and team service projects.
“We are proud of the role our ASU Lodestar Center has played to assure that next generation leaders for the nonprofit sector are identified, nurtured and advanced," said Robert F. Ashcraft, executive director of ASU’s Lodestar Center and a professor of nonprofit studies in ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development. “The benefit that our Allies bring to advance the quality of life in our communities is immeasurable."
This class of 47 young leaders also includes a cohort of 10 “Second Year Fellows” who are completing a second term of AmeriCorps service and participating in an advanced leadership development program.
More than $2 million in external grant dollars have been awarded to the ASU Lodestar Center in support of Public Allies Arizona since the program’s launch in 2006. When accounting for in-kind support as well as the funds contributed by the nonprofits to have an ally placed within their agencies, the total value of the program and impact to the community is over $1.2 million this year and more than $3 million over the past four years.
The 2010-11 Public Allies Arizona participants and their nonprofit placements:
First Year Allies
Diali Avila Creciendo Unidas
Barbara Broker-Bullick St. Mary’s Food Bank
Marcelino Canuas Perez Arizona Saves
Sara Carlile Phoenix Conservatory of Music
Katie Clark Communities in Schools
Hazel Degrate Central Arizona Shelter Services
Megan Evans Phoenix Conservatory of Music
Ian Feiler Ear Candy
Lesley Forst McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Miriam Gonzalez Valley of the Sun United Way
Danielle Greene Chandler Christian Community Center
Randy Hade Urban Outreach
Katrena Ham UMOM/Helping Hands
Rosanne Harper St. Mary’s Food Bank
Hafsa Ibrahim Central Arizona Shelter Services
Edwana Johnson Rehoboth CDC
Mykel Martinez Aguila Youth Leadership Institute
George McBride Valley of the Sun United Way
Corey Mudd Aid to Adoption of Special Kids
Marco Perez Neighborhood Ministries
Nick Quinones Aguila Youth Leadership Institute
Stephanie Robertson Central Arizona Shelter Services
Rachel Scheinkopf Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk
Kaleigh Schwalbe UMOM/Helping Hands
Dianna Schwartz New Global Citizens
Malalay Sherzada Lutheran Social Services
Katy Szapa Valley of the Sun United Way
Justin Tai Asian Pacific Community in Action
Hasrah Thomas Valley of the Sun United Way
Catherine Tombs Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk
Tascheena Umanah Xico
Nicole Underwood American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter
Chrisal Valencia Lincoln Family YMCA
Matthew Warren Central Arizona Shelter Services
Monica Weintraub Asian Pacific Community in Action
Second Year Allies
Alyssa Brooke- Gay Tempe Community Action AgencyElizabeth Celaya AZ Housing
Hannah Davis Communities in Schools
Joseph Perez ASU College of Public Programs
Angela Soliz GLSEN/Anti-Defamation League
Michael Soto Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Kelly Williams Communities in Schools
Analisa Xavier Native American Connections
Karina Ybarra Aid to Adoption of Special Kids
Public Allies Arizona will be holding a “Meet the Allies” event on November 15 to introduce the Allies and their nonprofit organizations to family, friends and others in the community.
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, visit: http://nonprofit.asu.edu.
Dr. Robert F. Ashcraft, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michelle Lyons-Mayer, email@example.com
Program Director, Public Allies Arizona
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Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation