March Madness?

Breathe. Bend your Knees. Follow through.

As a huge sports fan, one of my favorite spring rituals is the NCAA basketball tournament, a.k.a. “March Madness.”  (Especially this year, as my beloved alma mater attempts to crack the field of 68 for the very first time in school history.)  However, for our Ally Applicants, I want to total opposite.  (“March Serenity?”  Eh.  Not catchy enough.)

To help out with that, I invite you to ask me any questions you may have about the Ally application process in the comments, or post a tweet with #allies2013.

And if you haven’t checked it out yet, our Ally Snapshots blog is full of reflections by current Allies on their mid-year retreat experiences.  Allies use mid-year as a great opportunity to “reflect and refuel” for the second half of the year.  Perhaps reading their reflections will provide you insight on the “madness” to come.  (And by that, I mean “madness” in a good way.)

What’s Next, RJ Mercede?

 

Who’s next? RJ Mercede, Public Allies Connecticut is next! 

"The Bridgeport TSP Team celebrating the opening of the new Michelle Obama Community Garden at the Bridgeport Community Library. I'm in the center. It was at the end of our very long, yet extremely successful TSP Project -- Bridgeport Beautifies"

This is the fourth in a series of quick e-mail interviews with graduating 2011 Allies, who share with us…well, what’s next for them after graduation. 

So, RJ…What’s Next?   

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What’s Next, Phy Tran?

 

Her favorite memory from her Ally year: Phy's teen girls take a break from learning how to box in her TeenREACH program.

Who’s next?  Phy Tran, Public Allies Chicago is next!  This is the third in a series of quick e-mail interviews with graduating 2011 Allies, who share with us…well, what’s next for them after graduation. 

So, Phy…What’s Next?

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What’s Next, Andrew Nimmer?

 

His favorite snapshot from his term: Andrew (left) and his fellow Teaching Fellow Benjamin building shoe racks at the wood shop on Eagle Rock's campus.

Who’s next?  Andrew Zimmer, Public Allies Eagle Rock is next!  This is the second in a series of quick e-mail interviews with graduating 2011 Allies, who share with us…well, what’s next for them after graduation. 

So, Andrew…What’s Next?

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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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Catching up with…Patrick Carroll, Delaware

Patrick Carroll, PA Delaware Staff Alumnus

Each week we catch up with an Ally or Staff Alum to see what life is like on “the other side” of the Apprenticeship.  This week, we catch up with Patrick Carroll, Staff Alumnus from Public Allies Delaware.  He’s currently the Executive Director of the Delaware Humane Association.  We recently caught up with him on Facebook chat.

MacArthur:  When and where were you with Public Allies, and in what capacity did you serve?
Patrick:  Executive Director for Public Allies Delaware from August 1999 to December 2005.
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FAQ: Deadlines…Can I apply after my preferred site deadline passes?

Every Monday afternoon, we try to respond to Frequently Asked Questions from applicants.  Yeah, we’ve been away for a couple weeks, but now we’re back to bring the thunder.  This week, let’s break down the deadline thang.

The Public Allies Ally Application season is heading down the homestretch.  Here’s a quick summary:

  • Feb 17, 2010.  Eagle Rock.
  • April 23, 2010.  Delaware.
  • April 30, 2010.  Connecticut, Milwaukee.
  • May 15, 2010.  New York.
  • May 17, 2010.  Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Chicago.
  • May 26, 2010.  North Carolina.
  • May 28, 2010.  Arizona.
  • May 31, 2010.  Cincinnati, San Antonio.
  • June 1, 2010.  Pittsburgh.
  • June 7, 2010.  Indianapolis.
  • June 15, 2010.  Maryland, Miami, Los Angeles.
  • July 1, 2010.  New Sites.
  • July 30, 2010.  New Mexico.

Here are some quick FAQs, around deadlines:

Can I apply to a site (or sites) after the deadline?

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