December 2009



from the e.d. recruitment begins! alumni impact
Fellows Selection Day  

from the e.d.


As you know, we have spent much of the past year thinking critically about our impact and role in the city as part of a strategic planning effort.  Through this exercise, we came to realize that what happens in the training room is just the beginning of our impact. Through the effective civic participation of our alumni, we believe we do more than just train individuals- we are building a leadership community.  And it is a community that has its greatest impact here in New York City. 


To fully realize this new vision of building the leadership community of the city, we have begun to review our current programs. One of the first programs will be changing is the New York Coro Fellows Program, our full time 9-month program for young professionals.  Some of the changes include:


1)  Selecting a class of Fellows who are committed to making an impact in New York.

In recent years, approximately half of the Fellows have left the New York area upon graduation.  Since our goal is to build the leadership community of the city, the Fellows class of 2011 will be chosen for their commitment to living, working and contributing to the civic life of New York City after their Fellowship. 


2)  Selecting a class of Fellows that represents the diversity of the city. 

As we shift to make the Fellows program more of a true New York leadership program, we want the class to truly reflect the diversity of the city.  While we will still continue to recruit nationally, we are developing new targeted recruitment strategies with local colleges and organizations like the Harlem Children's Zone to help us identify talented young local leaders.


3) Make the program more of a true leadership pipeline. 

It is our goal for the New York Fellows to join the New York leadership community upon graduation.  We will therefore develop new ways to connect and support Fellows with professional opportunities in New York City after their Fellowship.


As you will read to the left, we are now recruiting for the first cohort of the Fellows Program with this new focus.  Help us build the leadership community of the city by referring candidates you know for this special program.  As always, I welcome your feedback at


Scott E. Millstein

recruitment begins!


"Before Coro, I thought of leadership as being the exclusive province of presidents and preachers and other highly public, charismatic figures. Coro taught me that there are numerous ways to lead." --- Greg Berman (Fellows '93), Executive Director, Center for Court Innovation


Recruitment season for Coro New York's 2010-2011 class of the Fellows Program in Public Affairs is in full swing! We look to our alumni community to support and bolster our efforts to recruit a new class of talented candidates committed to contributing to the civic life of the City. The application deadline is Friday, January 22, 2010.


For more information about applying to the 2010-11 Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, please refer candidates to our website HERE.



Coro New York will be hosting an Open House for candidates interested in applying to the Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Please inform your colleagues and networks of this event.

Monday, December 21st

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Coro Offices- 42 Broadway, Suite 1827-35


 For more information, please contact our Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Aditi Chakravarty, at 212.248.2935 x. 303, or email her HERE.



"The tools I learned during the Coro Fellows program are tools I apply to my job every day, giving me a unique perspective on how effective I can be on impacting the environment I work in." ---Jillian Matundan (Fellows '02), NY State Political and Legislative Coordinator, AFSCME



alumni impact


Jessamyn Waldman (ICLP '07) and her inspiring bakery business,  null preview                    Hot Bread Kitchen, are featured in Food and Wine magazine. With a passion to improve the lives of immigrant women, Jessamyn created this nonprofit bakery to provide them with culinary training, English-language classes and job-placement assistance while also sharing the different breads of their homelands. So far, she has brought 11 women from nine different countries through the training program. Read the article HERE.




null previewJulie Farber (LNY XIX), Director of Policy at Children's Rights, recently published an in-depth new report on the state of the child welfare system in New York City. The Long Road Home: A Study of Children Stranded in New York City Foster Care was developed in collaboration with the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and the Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Practice. The report detailed the various problems that delay many children from successfully leaving the foster care system, and its findings directly influenced ACS's new reform campaign, One Year to Family. Check out the Children's Rights website to read the report or click HERE to see the New York Times article.



Tim Hollister (Fellows '79), null previewa former Coro New York Board member and Selection Day judge, launched a new national blog for parents on safe teen driving. After losing his son Reid in an one-car accident in December 2006, Tim began studying why driving is the leading cause of death for teens and took a lead role in the Connecticut Safe Teen Driving Task Force that advised state legislature on teen driving laws. With this blog, he hopes to "make important information about teen driving accessible and clear, so that parents will make better decisions." Take a look HERE.



We always love to hear about alumni impact. To share any news or achievements with the Coro community, please email us here!

Fellows Selection Day




Selection Day provides the Coro leadership community with the unique opportunity to interview and select exceptional applicants competing for the 12 slots of the Fellows Program in Public Affairs. We hope you will join us for this inspiring day.


Friday, March 19, 2010

9:00 – 5:00 PM

Con Edison Learning Center

43-82 Vernon Boulevard

Long Island City, New York


To RSVP, please email our Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Aditi Chakravarty, HERE.



Coro New York Fellows are generously supported by


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