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.
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
Johns Hopkins University
University of Washington (Seattle)
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.
David Pérez Featured Alumnus
Dr. David Pérez II is an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is conducting a national study on the achievement patterns of male Latino students at selective colleges and universities. Read David’s Story.
Latest NewsFall 2015
Posse alumna Mia Howard, the founder and executive director of Intrepid College Prep Charter School in Nashville, Tennessee, is the 2015 winner of Posse’s Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of her commitment to providing deserving young people with access to top educational opportunities.Fall 2015
The seventh annual National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference in New York City welcomed close to 200 alumni representing seven Posse chapters.Fall 2015
Brian Barkman Jr. is exploring the possibilities of a liberal arts education at Wesleyan University as a member of the school’s second Veterans Posse.Fall 2015
Michael Schoenfeld, the senior vice president and chief philanthropic advisor at Middlebury College, helped establish a partnership that now includes 17 Posses from New York, four from Chicago, and the first STEM Posse from Los Angeles.Fall 2015
Jonathan Glickman, the president of the Motion Picture Group for MGM Studios and a member of Posse’s national board, has built his more than 20-year career guided by a passion for storytelling and creative collaboration.Summer 2015
The Posse Foundation’s annual gala held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, was a star-studded affair featuring performances by world-renowned artists Sting, Debbie Harry and Chris Botti. The event raised $2.1 million to support Posse’s programs and Scholars and honored four Posse Stars.Summer 2015
In April, Posse commemorated the launch of its 10th chapter, Posse Bay Area, with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Posse Board Chair Jeff Ubben.Summer 2015
With a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, a master’s from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, many years as a Posse staff member, and three years as a U.S. Army officer, Posse alumnus Leroy Foster is uniquely positioned to lead Posse’s 10th chapter in the San Francisco Bay Area.Summer 2015
Bucknell University Scholar Ahmed Elnaiem, a rising senior majoring in cell biology and biochemistry, is putting his skills to work as a research assistant with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health (NIH).Summer 2015
Opportunity is at the crux of Posse national board member Diane Patrick’s career trajectory, and it’s what drew her to The Posse Foundation.