Immigrant Civic
Leadership Program

For those leading change in New York City’s immigrant communities, the Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP) provides our city’s top talent with the resources they need to understand how to influence meaningful change and address complex challenges within their work. In partnership with the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), Coro will provide ICLP participants with a deeper understanding of policy and decision making in the city, the skills to lead change in their organizations and communities, and a network of engaged and influential alumni to support them in reaching their goals. The NYIC supports Coro by providing direction on program planning, recruitment, and curriculum development. All participants develop a Community Change Project that will strengthen their immigrant community so that the program impact goes beyond the training room.


Fellows immerse themselves in an intensive exploration of current cross-sector issues,gaining first-hand insights through discussions with leaders at the forefront of social change and diving into placements that collectively become a catalyst for unparalleled career and personal growth.

Fellows learn from a diversity of opinions, styles, and world views; develop the skills to break down complex problems.

  • Diverse, talented individuals committed to generating positive change in their communities and who see themselves as future leaders of New York City.
  • Individuals who have recently completed undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as those with several years of work experience.
  • Competitive applicants are those who can engage in a program that demands stamina, rigorous thinking and analysis, and a deep, slef-reflective approach to learning.

  • Coro New York provides qualifying Fellows who request financial support with a monthly stipend to defray living expenses during their time in the program. Stipends are based on financial need.

By hosting a Fellow, you provide a critical opportunity for an emerging young leader to again insight into your organization’s work and sector, and contribute meaningfully to your organization through a high-impact, short-term project.

If you’d like to host a Fellow and you already have a project in mind, please complete the Placement Host Application Form.


“Coro’s ICLP made me a more effective leader and strategic advocate. I continue to recommend staff and allies to ICLP because of the skills gained and networks developed. It’s a privilege to be part of this community of change agents..”

Wayne Ho (ICLP 2004)
President & Chief Executive Officer, Chinese American Planning Council, Inc.

The ICLP 2022 cohort meets from June 2022 to March 2023.

Click here to view the 2022-2023 calendar to see key dates and training in the program year.