Each year Posse comes closer to realizing its long-term goal of changing the face of leadership in the United States. The ultimate goal is to build a brand new kind of professional leadership network, one that this country has never seen before, and one that will more accurately represent the demographics of the nation. Posse alumni come from the nation’s largest urban public school systems and graduate from top colleges and universities. As they assume positions of leadership, they will reflect the concerns, values and dreams of all Americans.
To best serve its alumni, The Posse Foundation established programming with four primary components: 1) The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC), 2) Graduate School Partners, 3) The National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference, and 4) The Posse Scholar/Alumni Portal.
Posse National Alumni Advisory Council
The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) comprises 15 alumni representing all Posse sites. PNAAC was established to support alumni by providing continued leadership and professional development opportunities. PNAAC also works to further relationships between alumni and the Foundation and to encourage philanthropy, leadership and networking within the alumni community.
Graduate School Partners
The expansion of graduate school opportunities for Posse alumni is a testament to Posse’s growing reputation for excellence among institutions of higher education. Below is a list of graduate schools that offer scholarships along with stipends and other forms of financial aid to support graduate study for Posse alumni.
- Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College School of Public Policy & Management
- Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College School of Information Systems & Management
- Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Northeastern University D’Amore Kim School of Business
- Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
- Northwestern University School of Law
- University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs
- University of Washington School of Education
- University of Washington School of Social Work
Posse Scholar/Alumni Portal
This online resource provides Posse Scholars and alumni with information about professional development and graduate school opportunities as well as details about upcoming events and important Posse news.
Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.
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Beza Ayalew, previously a McNair Scholar and a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, is now an APTR public health practice and policy fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read Beza’s Story.
Latest NewsSpring 2014
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, The Posse Foundation held an elegant black-tie gala in celebration of 25 years of Posse Scholar success. More than 700 guests gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan and helped raise more than $3.6 million to support the Posse program.Spring 2014
In a significant gesture of trust and belief in an organization with which they have been deeply involved, longstanding Posse board members Tim and Jeff Ubben pledged to increase their total giving to $50 million in honor of The Posse Foundation’s 25th anniversary.Spring 2014
This year, The Posse Foundation celebrates 25 years of successfully connecting talented public high school students to top-tier colleges and universities around the country. Posse Scholars lead on campus, persist and graduate at exceptionally high rates, and steadily climb the ranks in their chosen careers after graduation.Spring 2014
In January, The Posse Foundation welcomed 670 new Scholars at Awards Ceremonies in nine cities across the country.