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

2017-2018 Coro Fellows Placement Partners

  • A+ Schools
  • Allegheny Conference on Community Development
  • Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education
  • Best of the Batch Foundation
  • Borough of Wilkinsburg
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • City of Pittsburgh Department of Personnel
  • City of Pittsburgh Office of Innovation and Performance
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Economic Development South
  • Every Child Inc.
  • Gender Equity Commission
  • McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation
  • Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network
  • Remake Learning
  • South Side Community Council
  • Tree Pittsburgh
  • Work Hard Pittsburgh
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

2017-2018 Public Allies Placement Partners

  • Bible Center Church
  • Bike Pittsburgh
  • City of Pittsburgh Office of Innovation and Performance
  • Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
  • Consortium for Public Education
  • Fair Housing Partnership of Pittsburgh
  • Foundation of Hope
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Hill House Association
  • Homewood Children’s Village
  • NeighborWorks of Western PA
  • PA Legal Aid Network
  • Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
  • Pittsburgh Filmmakers
  • PublicSource
  • Reading is FUNdamental
  • Social Justice Institutes at Carlow University
  • United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh
  • UrbanKind Institute


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

Coro Fellows National Affairs Week 2018

The 2017-2018 Coro Fellows in Public Affairs spent April 23rd-26th in Washington, D.C., meeting with representatives of advocacy groups, think tanks, and other institutions, researching a number of key national issues with the intention of strengthening their...