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With Allies Like This, Communities Benefit

August 2, 2013



"One day a week, 10 hours a day...for 10 months...helping them to develop as leaders that will stay in the community."

Ismael Ahmed, UM-Dearborn Associate Provost of Metropolitan Impact

It takes dedication to work full-time for a non-profit…but it also takes good leadership. There’s a group called Public Allies, which trains young adults for leadership positions in community organizations. And it’s coming to the University of Michigan-Dearborn, thanks to a $365,000 dollar grant. Ismael Ahmed helped bring Public Allies to the school, where he’s the Associate Provost of Metropolitan Impact. He spoke with WDET's Pat Batcheller. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

To learn more about Public Allies, click here

Or contact Uzma Anwar at uanwar@umich.edu