CORO NEWS

Announcing: Civic Changemakers

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.”

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A message from Andrew Kimball, Coro Board Chair

Last week I attended the graduation ceremony of our Immigrant Civic Leadership Program and was reminded first hand of Coro’s impact. Even though I was meeting our newest alumni for the first time, I immediately recognized their sense of purpose, stories of growth, and strong bonds with one another from my own experience as a Coro Fellow more than 25 years ago and many conversations with all of you.

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After the election…

There is no doubt that the recent election has been a disruptive event for the Coro community.  Given the fact that so many of our alumni work in communities that have been targeted by Trump campaign rhetoric, there is a lot of anger and fear right now.  For others...

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Accenture invests $100,000 in the Fellows Program

We are thrilled to announce that Accenture has made a generous $100,000 gift to Coro New York to sustain the Fellows Program in Public Affairs for the next 5 years. “We thank Accenture for their investment in the Fellowship and for the future leaders of our city who will directly benefit from their generosity,” says Scott Millstein, Coro New York Executive Director.

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Would you like to support the incoming Fellows class?

Consider being a Placement Host. By hosting a Fellow, you provide a critical opportunity for an emerging young leader to gain insight into your organization’s work and sector, as well as hands-on learning from a project that will add value to your organization.

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Student Voices: The NYU Research Alliance’s Collaboration with Coro YLA

Over the past year, students in our Youth Leadership Academy program and researchers at New York University have worked together to collect feedback on the annual NYC School Survey, one of the largest survey efforts in the country. Students had opportunities to study their own school’s results from the survey, to build a set of questions designed to investigate a specific topic, and to think about how and why policymakers and others use survey results to understand and explain different issues.

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Congratulations Exploring Leadership 2015 – 2016

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 class of high school students who graduated from our Exploring Leadership program.  They presented their community change projects which incorporated all the skills, training, and resources learned during the year and shared their pride in creating meaningful change in their school communities.  Click here to read a poem Sophomore Beverly Joseph wrote:

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ALUMNI EVENTS

Civic Changemakers: Civic Network Fair

Civic Change Project: anything you are doing or an idea you have that will improve more than just your own life. It could be for your block, your community, or the whole city!

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Infrastructure Event: Link Explained

Join the Coro Infrastructure Group to hear Jen Hensley, General Manager of Link speak about an innovative public-private partnership which is changing the way people interact with the City. Above and beyond the technology, this project represents an enviable trifecta of providing services for residents and visitors, costing nothing to the municipality to install, operate or maintain, and generating a projected $500 million of revenue for New York City.

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Networking for Impact

This first-time gathering will join adult and youth alumni to explore the all-important skill of networking to better engage with the amazing resource that is the Coro alumni community.   Through interactive activities and discussions, we will learn effective...

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