What is Civic Changemakers?
Many in our community are actively involved in creating civic change at the local level – founding charter schools, improving commercial districts and participating on their community boards – just to name a few.
Some in our community are looking for ways to connect to projects our alumni are doing, and learn how to become involved in local government.
As part of our goal to build the skills, knowledge and network of each individual that comes to Coro so that s/he is prepared to resolve the leadership challenges facing our City, 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.”
How to Get Involved
Join with other alums by engaging in our Open Source Resource Links
Share how you are civically engaged and invite others to join you using the links to the open source documents below
- Alumni Projects
- Find Your Political Tribe
- NYC Community Boards
- The Civic Engagement Universe
- Favorite Media Outlets
…are we missing a topic? Let us know!
Use our social media to announce, update and invite others to participate in your change project, vision stand or civic engagement activity
Post updates, asks, offers and event notifications on the program community listservs to bring in the multiple perspectives needed to be successful. If you’re not an alum of that program you won’t be able to post directly to that listserv, so just send the info to that program’s Director to post for you.
- Educational Leadership: Kristen Illes
- Fellows Program: Claudia Paredes
- Immigrant Civic Leadership Program: Garrett Lucien
- Leadership New York: Maya Gutierrez
- Neighborhood Leadership: Garrett Lucien
- Youth Programs: Cynthia Wong
Attend a Civic Changemaker Monthly Meeting
Next month we will begin an experiment of offering in-person gatherings with the two-fold purpose of strengthening the civic engagement network within our community and providing relevant information and tools. If there is interest, we’ll keep offering them. Other topic ideas are Joining a CEC, Joining a Nonprofit Board, Planning a March/Protest, Arts in Civic Engagement, and Gov’t 101. Have an idea for a topic? Let us know!
All meetings are are located at Coro’s Office at 42 Broadway.
- April 10th: 9am – 10:30am — Community Boards
- May 15th: 9am – 10:30am– The Media & Me: How to become a Media Magnet
- June 5: Time TBD — Civic Changemaker Networking