For those leading commercial revitalization efforts in their communities— whether working in a Business Improvement District, Merchant Association, local development corporation, Chamber of Commerce or other nonprofit organization—Coro’s Neighborhood Leadership program provides our city’s top talent with the resources they need to understand how to influence meaningful change and address complex challenges within their neighborhoods. Using New York as a classroom, Neighborhood Leadership participants are deeply immersed in commercial revitalization strategies and are given the opportunity to build leadership skills through intensive training and peer-to-peer learning. Participants leave the program equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive change in their own neighborhoods and an unparalleled network of engaged civic leaders from which to continue to build and grow.


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.


“The Neighborhood Leadership network that is open to us is very valuable. Professional development and mentoring enabled me to discover opportunities and contacts I didn’t have access to before”

Camelia Tepelus (NL 2021)
Executive Director, Morris Park BID

The NL 2022 cohort meets from January to October. View the calendar to see important dates and events.


The 2022-2023 application is not yet available.

Meet the 2022 Class


Questions can be directed to Garrett Lucien, Vice President of Trainings and Programs, at