Absolutely Beautiful in Chicago

From a PA Chicago Ally Presentation of Learning.  Consider this three minute video their “year in review.”




What’s Next, Brandy Bianchi?


This is Brandy's favorite picture from her Ally year: "Building benches at a local Elementary School for MLK Service Day - the perfect mix of serving the community, and getting my hands dirty."

Brandy Bianchi, Public Allies Central Florida, debuts this new feature called, “What’s Next…?”  This is the first in a series of quick e-mail interviews with graduating 2010 Allies, who share with us…well, what’s next for them after graduation. 

So, Brandy…What’s Next?

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Snapshot: Reconnecting with an old friend at Kaboom’s 2000th Playground Build

Just like old times: Paul and Michelle working together at Kaboom's 2000th Playground Build. Credit: Associated Press/Manuel Balce Caneta

Kaboom is one of our Partner Organizations at Public Allies Washington DC.  Their mission is to create great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities. Ultimately, we envision a place to play within walking distance of every child in America.  Yesterday, they just performed their 2,000th build at Washington D.C.’s Imagine Southeast Public Charter School.  Our CEO, Paul Schmitz, was on hand to lend a hand to the proceedings, as well as to catch up with one of our colleagues, Michelle Obama.

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