Coro is New York City’s premier civic leadership training organization.

Coro trains youth and their adult partners to bring youth voice into policy-making.

We are a community of 2,500 alumni across business, government, schools, and non-profits.

Participants use the city as a classroom to learn how New York City works.


For students and executives, activists and entrepreneurs who want to learn how New York City works so that they can make it better, Coro New York is the premier leadership training organization that delivers the skills, knowledge, and network to lead change. Participants become leaders and influencers, developing innovative solutions to public issues, incorporating different points of view in their decision-making, and inspiring others to lead change.

Meeting the Moment: Coro’s Response to COVID-19

Dear Coro Community, Enough words have been written in recent days about the current situation we find ourselves navigating. I want to share how we are moving forward here at Coro. As an organization that brings people together for group leadership experiences, our...

Now Recruiting for the Coro Fellows Program

We have launched recruitment for the 2020-2021 cohort of our Fellows Program in Public Affairs. For over 30 years, Coro’s Fellows Program has used New York City as its classroom to develop the city’s next generation of change-makers.  Participants in this full-time,...

What do you learn in Coro?


Coro alumni are part of a collaborative community sharing a lifelong commitment to meaningful change. Meet more of our alumni community here.


Fellows 1990 Chief Executive Officer Industry City


Fellows 2001 Assistant Professor of Political Science Fordham University


LNY 21 Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services


LNY18 Executive General Manager Lend Lease, Inc.