Our 3,600+ Posse alumni are changing the face of leadership

By 2020 there will be more than 6,000 Posse alumni in the workforce. Members of this Posse alumni network will sit at the tables where decisions are made and better represent the voices of all Americans.

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 Affiliates, 3) The National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference, and 4) The Posse Scholar/Alumni Portal.

with two or more years of experience either have or are pursuing graduate degrees

Posse National Alumni Advisory Council

The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) comprises 16 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 Affiliates

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

Columbia University

Cornell University

Duke University

Johns Hopkins University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

University of Chicago

University of Virginia

University of Washington (Seattle)

Yale University

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.

The 2012 Posse Alumni Report

Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.

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Latest News

New Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program Awards Intern Opportunities to Scholars

Spring 2017

This spring, Posse launched the Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program, established in recognition of Posse’s former board chair who served from 2007 to 2016.

Texas A&M Scholar Looks to Expand on Record of Success

Winter 2017

​Even before arriving on Texas A&M University’s campus as a freshman last year, Milton G. had an impressive resume.

Houston Celebrates Power of 10, Raises More Than $330K

Winter 2017

​In October 2016, Posse Houston held its fourth Power of 10 fundraiser, raising more than $300,000 to support Posse Scholars.

Posse Houston Welcomes Wellesley College, Concludes 2016 DAP Season

Winter 2017

​In the fall of 2016, Posse Houston began recruiting for its newest partner, Wellesley College.

Vassar Scholar Spreads Awareness About Food Waste

Winter 2017

​Vassar Scholar Huy Nguyen excels at balancing his academics and giving back to his community in a meaningful way.