“Coro” (not C.O.R.O.) is a word chosen by the organization’s founders in 1942 to describe the unique mission and methods used by Coro locations. Their vision for a program of educational discovery to prepare citizen leaders was a totally new concept. Thus Coro – a new word and one without association – was invented to represent both discovery and exploration. It is not an acronym.
Applications are open for Coro Fellowship for Emerging Leaders 2020-21.
The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change. We achieve our mission by:
- Honing communication and critical-thinking skills with an approach unlike those taught in any other professional or academic programs. This empowers you to build relationships faster and increase your impact.
- Exposing you to multiple sectors. By working across various industries, you directly experience whole-systems thinking that provides a tangible understanding of different paths to being effective.
- Providing a cohort structure that gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to practice complex decision-making and active feedback. This allows you to better lead across differences.
- Facilitating hands-on learning in real-life situations. This ensures you grow from your experience and develop the skills and confidence to tackle whatever issue or opportunity comes next.
Projects provide Coro Fellows with the opportunity to truly learn by experience. Throughout the nine months, each Fellow participates in a series of full-time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow’s choosing. Sectors may include:
- Electoral Politics
- Organized Labor
To be eligible to participate in the 2021 Class of Coro Fellows in Public Affairs (at any center location) – you must have completed your undergraduate degree before August 1, 2020.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs will be offered in four cities in 2019-20: Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. The fifth Center, St. Louis, is not recruiting for the 2020-21 cycle.
- Coro provides a stipend to help defray, but not cover, a fellows’ living expenses. Financial aid forms are submitted in advance of Selection Day and are reviewed after a candidate has been selected for the program. Coro Fellows who receive a stipend may be legally required to pay taxes. Fellows should consult a tax adviser or the IRS on this matter.
- Some Coro centers also provide additional benefits such as health insurance premium reimbursements while fellows are in the program and certain travel expenses directly related to program activities. Coro does not reimburse for relocation expenses.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship through this link.
Jan 8, 2020