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

We are a community of 2,500 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.

Sustainable Strategies Working Advisory Group (SSWAG)

With the generous support of the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, the Center for Court Innovation and Coro New York Leadership Center hosted Sustainable Strategies, a one-day summit for facilitators and conveners of youth advisory boards in New York City. Based on the success of the Sustainable Strategies convening, the Center and Coro proposed to continue to foster youth engagement in policy making by supporting the growing field of youth advisory board programs in New York City.

Coro is looking for interns!

Interested in leadership and public service? Looking for an internship opportunity? Consider applying to our new college internship program!


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.

Alumni Voices: Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP)