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

​TAMU Scholar Wins Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Fall 2016

Niyonsaba Magnifique was awarded a scholarship from Texas A&M University’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship to help establish an educational nonprofit in Burundi and Rwanda.

​SIM-Houston Supports STEM Scholars

Fall 2016

The Houston Chapter of the Society of Information Management awarded Posse Houston a grant in support of Texas A&M University’s STEM Posses.

​Summer Programming Focuses on Career Preparation

Fall 2016

The Posse Career Program provides Scholars with access to the resources and opportunities that will prepare them to secure competitive and career-enhancing internships, fellowships and research opportunities.

​Scholars Compete at Annual Summer Olympics

Fall 2016

In June, weeks before the cauldron was lit in Rio, Posse Houston Scholars, their families, Posse staff and alumni participated in a day of friendly competition and team building.

​Veterans Scholars Intern at Moody’s & Federal Reserve

Fall 2016

Veterans Program Scholars Patrick Hood and Brian Barkman Jr. were hired for prestigious summer internships in New York City at Moody’s and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, respectively.