Overview

 

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.

 

 

 

Placements

 

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 deber@cmu.edu.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Financial Information

 

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

 

Questions? Check out this FAQ

 

Fellows Class of 2019-2020

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

Cycle 1 Placement: Saw Mill Run Watersheds; Cycle 2 Placement: Neighborhood Allies


Gisele Betances
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA
Education: Dickinson College

Cycle 1 Placement: Southside Community Council; Cycle 2 Placement: City of Pittsburgh Office of Community Affairs


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

Cycle 1 Placement: MSA Safety; Cycle 2 Placement: Economic Development South


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

 Cycle 1 Placement: Brookline Teen Outreach; Cycle 2 Placement: 1Hood Media


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

Cycle 1 Placement: Allegheny County, Office of County Manager; Cycle 2 Placement: Remake Learning


Kalyani Singh
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Education: Lehigh University

Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: InnovatePGH


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

Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: Urban Redevelopment Authority


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

Cycle 1 & 2 Placement: PPG Industries, Inc.

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Questions:

Christian Moore
Manager of Community Engagement & Training
cmoore@coropittsburgh.org
412-258-3024

 

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