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.

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

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


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.

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Leadership New York is a 9-month leadership program which hones the skills needed to get things done in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. They provide participants with the knowledge of how NYC functions across the public, private and non-profit sectors...

Interview with Catalina Cruz (LNY 28)

Catalina Cruz (LNY 28) recently made history by becoming the first DREAMer elected to New York State Assembly. We spoke with her about her decision to run for office, getting written up in Breitbart, and how she takes her Coro training to work with her today.

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.