Coro Fellows from around the country have found long-term success in Pittsburgh.
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.
Each Pittsburgh Coro Fellow completes a cycle placement at a nonprofit, government, and business organization. A final placement is secured by the Fellow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifications for the Fellowship
Coro selects a diverse cohort 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
- Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
We have eliminated our $10,000 program tuition. In addition, we offer participants the option to receive a monthly taxable living stipend based on financial need.
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Fellows Class of 2019-2020
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Cycle 1 Placement: Saw Mill Run Watersheds; Cycle 2 Placement: Neighborhood Allies
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA
Education: Dickinson College
Cycle 1 Placement: Southside Community Council; Cycle 2 Placement: City of Pittsburgh Office of Community Affairs
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: Grinnell College
Cycle 1 Placement: MSA Safety; Cycle 2 Placement: Economic Development South
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Education: St. Lawrence University
Cycle 1 Placement: Brookline Teen Outreach; Cycle 2 Placement: 1Hood Media
Hometown: LaGrange, KY
Education: Western Kentucky University
Cycle 1 Placement: Allegheny County, Office of County Manager; Cycle 2 Placement: Remake Learning
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Education: Lehigh University
Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: InnovatePGH
Hometown: Grosse Ille, MI
Education: University of Michigan
Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: Urban Redevelopment Authority
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: Butler University
Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: PPG Industries, Inc.
For information, and to apply, click here to get to the Coro Fellowship website.
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