Public Allies

Public Allies Mississippi is a program of the Foundation for the Mid South, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Our program is made possible through funding of the Corporation for National and Community Service. 2016-2017 was the pilot year for Public Allies Mississippi and the Foundation for the Mid South is the Operating Partner for the program.

Pilot Goals

1)      Promote social justice and equity through young adult leadership development

2)      Introduce an often overlooked career opportunity, non-profit leadership, as a great way to impact your community and to utilize diverse skillsets

3)      Increase the number of post-secondary education seekers amongst those who want to work in non-profit areas

4)      Encourage community involvement for the common good


The pilot class has been hosted by partners in the Jackson and Delta regions. The initial cohort of seventeen was hosted by eleven different Partner Organizations responsible for providing each Ally with a meaningful body of work that will help to support long-term capacity building in the community and organization.

The Partner Organizations are:

1)      Tougaloo College – M.A.N.U.P.! Project

2)      Springboard to Opportunities

3)      Foundation for the Mid South

4)      One Voice of Mississippi

5)      100 Black Men of Jackson

6)      Quitman County Development Organization

7)      New Way Mississippi

8)      Cary Christian Center

9)      We2gether Creating Change

10)  Warren-Washington-Issaquena-Sharkey Community Action Agency (WWISCAA)

11)  Aaron E. Henry Community Health Agency