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Public Allies Miami Joins Miami Children’s Initiative at Fun Friday Service Day in Liberty City

Contact: Carla Moreira Strickland

WHO: Public Allies CEO Adren Wilson, Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford, Public Allies Miami Class of 2016, Miami Children’s Initiative, Catalyst Miami

WHAT: Fun Friday Service Day

WHERE: Charles R. Drew K-8 Center, 1775 NW 60th Street, Miami, FL 33142

WHEN: Friday, March 4th from 4:00-6:00pm


MIAMI, Florida – On Friday, March 4th, Public Allies will put their leadership and mentorship skills to practice at Miami Children’s Initiative’s Fun Friday Service Day in Liberty City. This year’s cohort of Public Allies—along with alumni and partners—will volunteer as classroom assistants for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, helping them with project-based learning and outdoor activities.

Adren Wilson, CEO of Public Allies, will visit Miami for the first time since taking over the national organization. In addition to Mr. Wilson, young adults participating in the day of service will get to work alongside another community leader, Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford.

Public Allies are role models in their communities. They spend ten months learning how to build capacity in the nonprofit sector while growing as effective, strong leaders. During their paid AmeriCorps apprenticeships, Public Allies gain invaluable professional experience that equips them to succeed in their careers and education. The program is currently recruiting Public Allies and partners for the 2016-2017 cohort.


Catalyst Miami is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and support individual leadership and strong organizations that work together to improve health, education, and economic opportunity in our community.

Public Allies is a national nonprofit organization operating an AmeriCorps program dedicated to advancing young-adult leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation.

Miami Children’s Initiative is a nonprofit organization committed to transforming Liberty City in a prosperous community.


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