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)

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.

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 News

Posse Honors Entergy’s Commitment to Education

Winter 2015

Posse New Orleans honored Entergy Corporation for its outstanding commitment to education in the community. Leo P. Denault, Entergy’s chairman and chief executive officer, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

Scholar Co-Heads Community Outreach Program

Winter 2015

Sophomore Tayler Butler is co-head of Building Up Hudson, a community outreach program at Bard College that is designed and implemented by college students to serve high school students in a town close to Bard’s campus.

Berkeley Scholar’s Mobile App Wins “Most Innovative Design”

Winter 2015

​Edwan Hernandez, a sophomore Posse Scholar majoring in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and his team of programmers were recognized for their phone app that synchronizes a time-stamp feature to classroom notes taken during video lectures.

CBS Television Studios Partnership Offers Scholars Career Opportunities

Winter 2015

Since 2012, CBS Television Studios has partnered with The Posse Foundation to create a summer internship program exclusively for Posse Scholars.