Carrington Graduates from Public Allies!

CA & EKCarrington Amey (in photo with Director of Programs Elisa Kaplan) left his role as Program Associate with RAP at the end of June. He was matched with RAP through the Public Allies New York program which identifies diverse young adults and prepares them for leadership through paid full-time nonprofit apprenticeships and rigorous leadership training. It is the first time RAP has partnered with Public Allies and we are thankful for our experience this past year.

As an Ally, Carrington was placed with RAP through a matching process. He participated in a full-time, paid apprenticeship for 10 months.  He developed and facilitated workshops for our Youth LEAP program, and helped guide our youth leaders in YouthVoiceNYC, a group of socially active youth in NYC that initiates social justice campaigns using social media and advocacy tools and strategies.  Additionally, Carrington helped design and implement RAP’s Teen Fatherhood Initiative, laying the groundwork for our ongoing work with young dads.

PANY capped the year with 48 graduates working at 35 non-profits. These allies provided 80,000 hours of service, serving more than 30,000 people throughout the city.

Congratulations and all the best to Carrington, from your RAP family.

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