Public Ally AmeriCorps member

Public Allies Delaware

About the organization

Public Allies Delaware is an AmeriCorps program of the University of Delaware Center for Community Research & Service in Wilmington, DE. We offer the nationally-recognized leadership program providing a pathway for select talented and diverse leaders to emerge in communities across the state of DE. Since 1994, we have developed over 500+ young leaders, who have completed over 1M+ hours of volunteer service to Delaware. For 10 months our Allies are placed in paid professional apprenticeships at local nonprofits where they create, improve, and expand services that address varying issues. Issues may include youth development, education, public health, community & economic development, the environment, arts & culture, or housing. Currently, some of our Allies placed at Christiana Care, LYTE, Colonial School District, and Westside Neighborhood House to name a few. In addition to their apprenticeships, Allies work together to create and implement sustainable community-led service projects.


Rebuild Delaware post-COVID-19 this fall!! During this historic time in our lives, will you answer the call to national service and serve your community? Apply now to be a Public Ally AmeriCorps member! Positions starting Fall 2020!!

Our rigorous, full-time, 10-month AmeriCorps program places participants (Allies) on a pathway to further their career by developing:
• Leadership abilities using your unique talents
• Community Engagement skills and sphere of influence
• Communication that connects, and does not divide
• A Network with nonprofit and community leaders
• Problem-solving skills to find practical solutions
• Mon thru Thurs: Apprenticeship* doing meaningful work alongside nonprofit leaders
• Friday: Weekly workshops expanding personal & professional skills
• Individualized goal-oriented coaching sessions with your program manager
• Community team project during some evenings/weekends
• $1,600 monthly living stipend (pre-tax)
• $6,195 Eli Segal Education Award
• Student loan forbearance or deferment
• Healthcare coverage (it's covered, really!)
• Being a part of the AmeriCorps national service network
• Childcare subsidy

SELECT SITE: DELAWARE - Deadline – 5/31/2020 @ 11:59 pm


• US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
• 17+ years old
• High School Diploma or GED
• Willing to do rewarding & challenging work you will exponentially grow from



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Since 1994 Public Allies Delaware is a national AmeriCorps program with the University of Delaware Biden School of Public Policy. We are the only AmeriCorps program housed within the University of Delaware! We are accepting applications now for its class of 2021. Public Allies is a 10-month commitment to work as a full time (40+) non-profit or government professional.
“Americans have a long history of responding to national calls to service in times of crisis,” said Senator Coons. “Today, AmeriCorps members are already hard at work in our communities supporting students as they learn remotely, helping patients make critical care decisions and more…As we work to recover from the dual challenge of a public health crisis and an economic crisis, national service presents a unique opportunity for Americans to be part of our response and recovery while earning a stipend and education award and gaining marketable skills"

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