To create a Just and Equitable Society and the Diverse Leadership to Sustain it.

Public Allies Metro Detroit 


31 engaged committed Allies, their nonprofit host sites, a growing network on 50+ alumni, our incredible support system of community champions.


An AmeriCorps program housed out of the Office of Metropolitan Impact at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.


Metro Detroit


Launched in 2013 in Metro Detroit. 10 or 5 month Apprenticeships starting in October and ending in July.


Detroiters need to create solutions to Detroit's problems.


By placing local leaders in nonprofit organizations to serve in capacity building positions and providing relevant leadership development training.


Mission & Vision

Our mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. Public Allies is changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.

Public Allies Metro Detroit focuses on these 3 vital areas:

  • Increasing the Quality of Educational Opportunities in preparation for successful post-secondary education and/or career readiness.
  • Increasing Economic Empowerment to ensure Detroiters have access to family-sustaining jobs and/or career opportunities.
  •  Increasing Local Voices in local issues to lead to transformative change in neighborhoods and communities in measurable ways.