Coro Pittsburgh seeks to engage the next generation of diverse leaders who have a passion for working across sectors to build a stronger democracy. The Fellows program is a full-time, 9-month leadership development program that immerses participants in capacity-building projects in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Fellows learn how to navigate and create change in a variety of urban systems, including health, education, economic development, and government.



Pittsburgh Fellows are placed in nonprofit, government, labor, and business organizations. Placements typically range from 8 to 24 weeks in length (1 Project Cycle = 8 weeks), depending on the scope of the project. The final placement is secured by the Fellow and lasts 6 weeks.


Continuing after the Fellowship

Coro Pittsburgh has a partnership with Carnegie Mellon Heinz College and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Affairs and School of Social Work. Each program offers Fellows alumni scholarships towards a Masters Degree.

Alumni of the Coro Fellowship who enroll in any of the master’s programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy are eligible for a scholarship of a minimum of 50% of tuition per semester. Prospective students can connect with CMU today or learn more about the application process. You may also email David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at deber@cmu.edu.

Qualifications for the Fellowship

Coro selects a diverse cohort of early career individuals (21-35 years old) who have high potential to become the next generation of leaders. Fellows have the following characteristics:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A passion for civic engagement
  • An exceptionally strong work ethic
  • A desire to work within the diverse communities of Southwestern PA
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively in a team-based environment

Coro Pittsburgh is particularly interested in candidates who have a long-term interest in remaining engaged in the Pittsburgh region.


Financial Information

Living stipends are based upon need; participants selected for the Pittsburgh program can receive a taxable monthly stipend up to $1,300.

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Fellows Class of 2019-2020

Sophie Abo
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: Washington University in St. Louis

Cycle 1 Placement: Saw Mill Run Watersheds

Giselle Betances
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA
Education: Dickinson College

Cycle 1 Placement: Southside Community Council

Daniel Davis
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: Grinnell College

Cycle 1 Placement: MSA Safety

Sadaf Delawar 
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Education: St. Lawrence University

 Cycle 1 Placement: Brookline Teen Outreach

Kara Lowry
Hometown: LaGrange, KY
Education: Western Kentucky University

Cycle 1 Placement: Allegheny County, Office of County Manager

Kalyani Singh
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Education: Lehigh University

Cycle 1 Placement: InnovatePGH

Will Stewart
Hometown: Grosse Ille, MI
Education: University of Michigan

Cycle 1 Placement: Urban Redevelopment Authority

Mark Williams
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: Butler University

Cycle 1 Placement: PPG Industries, Inc.



Timeline and Additional Information


Christian Moore
Manager of Community Engagement & Training



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