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 Partners, 3) The National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference, and 4) The Posse Forums.
Posse National Alumni Advisory Council
The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) is comprised of 11 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 Partners
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 Heinz College School of Public Policy & Management
- Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College School of Information Systems & Management
- Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
- Northeastern University College of Business Administration
- Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
- Northwestern University School of Law
- University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs
- University of Washington Information School
- University of Washington School of Education
- University of Washington School of Social Work
In May 2011, Posse launched the Posse Forums. This online community allows Posse Scholars and alumni to remain connected throughout college and after graduation.
Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.
Gabrielle Prisco Featured Alumna
Vanderbilt Posse 3 alumna Gabrielle Prisco is the director of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of New York, a network of child advocacy groups, legal service providers and community-based organizations working to make the juvenile justice system in New York more equitable and effective. Read Gabrielle’s Story.
Latest NewsSpring 2013
This winter, a record number of young leaders from across the country were welcomed to The Posse Foundation, including the inaugural Veterans Posse and the first Posses from Houston.Spring 2013
In January, at an awards ceremony in New York City hosted by Moody’s Corporation, The Posse Foundation and Vassar College recognized 11 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces as members of the first Veterans Posse.Spring 2013
Angelica Towne graduated from Middlebury College five years ago determined to use her education to empower youth in developing countries around the world. Today, the international studies major is the co-founder and country director of Educate!, a national youth leadership development organization that works with thousands of students and young entrepreneurs in Uganda.Spring 2013
Bringing diversity to higher education has been a career-long commitment for Eric Staab, the dean of admission and financial aid at Michigan’s Kalamazoo College.