Our 2,600+ 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

Johns Hopkins University

Northeastern University

Northwestern 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.

The 2012 Posse Alumni Report

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

Beza Ayalew Featured Alumna

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 News

Babson Alumna Develops Organic Personal Care Line

Fall 2014

Renee Edwards graduated magna cum laude from Babson College with a degree in business management and a concentration in environmental sustainability, both of which she’s utilizing to develop Never Underestimate Simple, a line of non-toxic organic personal care products.

Fox Rothschild Attorney Joins New York Advisory Board

Fall 2014

​Fox Rothschild Associate James C. Clark, a DePauw University Posse alumnus, has a law degree from Georgetown University and 10 years of experience as a litigator.

Internship Celebration Honors Scholars, Career Program Partners

Fall 2014

Posse D.C. held its eighth annual Internship Celebration at The Pew Charitable Trusts in July. More than 80 guests attended to celebrate the professional accomplishments of Scholars and alumni.

Lafayette Alumna Becomes Assistant District Attorney

Fall 2014

As a first-generation college student, Posse alumna Laquan Lightfoot was determined to make the most of her higher education and serve her community.