February 2009



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Alumni Events Coro News Selection Day
Civic Jobs From the E.D.

From the E.D....

Dear Friends,

Like so many others across the country, the Coro staff gathered together on January 20 to watch the inauguration of our next President.  We were moved not only by the historic nature of the day, but also by the inspiration of a leader who understands the "price and the promise of citizenship."  

In spite of the great challenges ahead, I feel a sense of hope and optimism for the future with the new Obama administration.  I also feel Coro has a responsibility to shape that future as our leaders issue new calls for public service and civic engagement. 

At Coro we are also very much focused on the future... More »

Alumni Events...

 RSVP to be a Selection Day Judge

ICLP Reunion –

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Enjoy an evening of music and reunite with ICLP alumni for a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center, starring Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta II on Friday, February 6, 2009.

Visit our website for more details >>


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Coro News

Michael Bennet
Appointed to U.S. SenateSenator Bennet - image from Wikipedia

"An innovator in the public and private sector, he has shown himself willing to challenge old thinking and stale policies."

 -- President Barack Obama, quoted in the New York Times, January 3, 2009

Coro New York is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael Bennet, 1988 Fellows alumnus, to fill the U.S. Senate seat from Colorado.  Since his time as Coro over 20 years ago, Mr. Bennet has been engaged in local and national government as the former chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and counsel to the deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration. But, as noted in the New York Times, it was Mr. Bennet's success as the superintendent of the Denver Public Schools that earned him prominence as a candidate for the Senate.  In only three years, Mr. Bennet significantly improved the district grading systems and student performance on standardized tests. 
Read the full article >>

Michael Hickey Talks HousingMichael Hickey

Twenty Coro alumni, friends and staff gathered yesterday at the Open Society Institute for a fascinating breakfast conversation led by Michael Hickey, LNYXV alum and the Executive Director of an innovative organization called the Center for NYC Neighborhoods. Hickey provided compelling evidence of the demographic and community impact the mortgage crisis has had on families in Queens, Northern Staten Island, Central Brooklyn and The Bronx, many of whom are losing their homes. Though a long list of strategic community-based partnerships, CNYCN assists those at risk of losing their homes by offering legal services, housing counseling, and consumer education.
Learn more about Michael Hickey and the CNYCN >>

On a Mission to Rebuild IraqTucker Reed - New York Post

Tucker Reed, a 2003-04 Fellows Alum, left his position just over seven months ago as the executive director of the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BID) to volunteer with the state department to help rebuild Iraq.   In late December, he published an article in the New York Post called "The Relief of Baghdad", which describes the important work he is doing. 
Read the full article >>

Bill Moyers spotlights Alumna's Project East New York Farms!

 Sarita Daftary, Leadership New York XIX, is the project director of East New York Community Farms, a project that connects youth and adults to address local food issues and sustainable agriculture.   Her work with the project was featured on a recent Bill Moyers broadcast about federal food policy and the way that Americans eat.  He cited her project as an example of how low income communities can get local access to healthy, fresh food.
Watch the clip >>  Click on "Michael Pollan, Part II" at the top.

Selection Day...

RSVP to Judge Selection Day 2009

Each year over 100 of New York's most dynamic leaders convene to select the new class of Coro Fellows in Public Affairs. We are pleased to invite you to serve as a Selection Day judge for the 2009-20010 class. More »

Civic Jobs

To post a job in the March Corolation, please send the organization name, position title and a link to a full description to by February 28, 2009.


Department of Small Business Services

Executive Director of the NYC Workforce Investment Board >>


Office of Financial Empowerment

Financial Education Program Officer>>


Common Ground

Health Integrator >>
Clinical Coordinator >>

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Managing Director >>
Financial Educator/Counselor >>


Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union

Neighborhood Trust President >>

Open Society Institute

Manager of Finance and Administration >>

Human Services Organization

Executive Director >>
Job Number: 2536