The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and Public Allies Pittsburgh are our full-time leadership development programs. Fellows and Public Allies are diverse, talented individuals who have a common interest in developing their leadership, civic engagement, and building community connections to create positive change. These individuals want to make change from the top down and the bottom up.

By hosting one of our participants:

  • Expand your organization’s ability to deliver services more effectively
  • Recruit from a pre-screened pool of talented and diverse candidates
  • Connect to a network of other values-driven organizations
  • Launch a young leader’s career with the support of our training and coaching
Host a Coro Fellow

Fellows are placed in local nonprofit, government, labor, business, and community-based organizations to work on projects designed by the host organization to fill a capacity need. Placements range from 8 to 24 weeks in length, depending on the scope of the project. The final placement is secured by Fellows and lasts 6 weeks. Fellows may be placed on a long-term project spanning multiple cycles, or on individual projects spanning one project cycle each (1 Project Cycle = 8 weeks).

Fellows are at their placements Tuesday-Friday, (August-May).

Click Here for Fellows Placement Interest Form

A Few Of Our Past & Current Placement Partners

  • 1Hood Media
  • Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation
  • Committee of Seventy
  • Community Forge
  • Duolingo
  • Economic Development South
  • Health Monitoring Systems
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Latino Community Center
  • M-Powerhouse of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation
  • Office of Council President Bruce Kraus, Pittsburgh City Council
  • Office of Senator Lindsey Williams, Pennsylvania State Senate, District 38
  • Pittsburgh Learning Commons
  • Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network
  • Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
  • Social Justice Institutes, Carlow University
  • Steel Valley Authority
  • YouthPlaces
Host a Public Ally

Public Allies are placed at a nonprofit or government agency to help create, improve, and expand that organization’s services. Activities are in alignment with one or more of AmeriCorps’ focus areas: Disaster Preparedness, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, Economic Opportunity, and Veterans & Military Families. Allies serve Monday – Thursday, (September – June). Click Here for Public Allies Placement Interest Form

A Few Of Our Past & Current Public Allies Placement Partners

  • Bible Center Church
  • Computer Reach
  • Consortium for Public Education
  • Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh
  • Fair Housing Partnership of Pittsburgh
  • Friendship Circle
  • Gwen’s Girls
  • Hill Community Development Corporation
  • Homewood Children’s Village
  • Neighborhood Legal Services
  • NeighborWorks of Western PA
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • PRIDE, Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh
  • Reading is FUNdamental
  • The Lighthouse Project, YMCA Homewood
  • Trying Together
  • YouthPlaces


During the 2017-2018 program year, Public Ally Frank Kamara was placed with The Consortium for Public Eduction. Watch this video for an interview with Frank’s supervisor Jackie Foor (Director of Organizational Advancement), where she shares the many ways that Frank made an impact at their organization.

Recent Blog Posts

Public Allies Pittsburgh Meets KEYS Service Corps

On Friday, February 22nd, 2019, I had the opportunity to sit in and observe a training seminar between Public Allies Pittsburgh and KEYS Service Corps. Public Allies Pittsburgh is an AmeriCorps program operated in partnership with Coro Pittsburgh and Public Allies...

Behind the Scenes at Coro Pittsburgh’s 20th Anniversary Gala and MLK Leadership Awards

Behind the Scenes at Coro Pittsburgh’s 20th Anniversary Gala and MLK Leadership Awards

On Saturday, February 2nd, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Coro Pittsburgh’s 20th Anniversary Gala and the MLK Leadership Awards. I had no idea what to expect before I arrived at the DoubleTree Downtown, especially since I had never attended a gala or awards...