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

We are a community of 2,400 alumni across business, government, schools, and non-profits.

Coro participants and alumni have the tools to shape our city's future.

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

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


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.

Announcing: Civic Changemakers

The purpose of Civic Changemakers is to provide a “zócalo,” or town square for the Coro community to gather and share your visions for change, civic engagement opportunities and to initiate inquiry-focused conversations to shape, focus and strengthen your vision for New York City that will enact our mission of creating an “equitable, just and engaged society.”

A message from Andrew Kimball, Coro Board Chair

Last week I attended the graduation ceremony of our Immigrant Civic Leadership Program and was reminded first hand of Coro’s impact. Even though I was meeting our newest alumni for the first time, I immediately recognized their sense of purpose, stories of growth, and strong bonds with one another from my own experience as a Coro Fellow more than 25 years ago and many conversations with all of you.


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


Fellows 1988 U.S. Senator Colorado


LNY18 Executive General Manager Lend Lease, Inc.