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.

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Your support builds the future leadership of New York City by providing high quality, accessible training to participants across our programs.

Every member of our community has a vision to make New York a better place — and program cost should never be a barrier. That’s why Coro awards more than $200,000 annually in scholarships and stipends. Two-thirds of Coro participants—across all six of our programs—receive some type of financial assistance thanks to our donors.

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Coro Commons is an exclusive online networking platform for Coro alumni to connect and collaborate! As a member, you can search for alumni by program, sector, or areas of expertise. You can message with other alumni and join groups within the network. Join today! 

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  3. Engage and collaborate with your network of Coro graduates from past and present programs!

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How NYC can incubate the leaders of tomorrow

November 23, 2021 Whether it’s the incoming mayoralty of Eric Adams, the emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic or the ever-changing nature of the city, New York City is in a time of transition. This transition brings with it fundamental questions: How do we reimagine a more equitable future for New York? 

No rest for the weary: How NYC government can hit the ground running

July 16, 2021 It’s highly probable on Jan. 1, 2022, Eric L. Adams will be inaugurated the 110th mayor of New York City. (He faces token opposition in the general election.) However, Adams isn’t the only person in City Hall who’ll be starting a new job…

“This is the moment to implement everything we talked about 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
Associate Professor of Political Science
Fordham University


Executive General Manager
Lend Lease, Inc.