April 2010



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what i learned in lny


As Coro prepares to recruit for its 22nd class of Leadership New York (LNY), we invited a recent alumnus to share his perspective on the program:


Leadership New York (LNY) provides the participant with an experience of a lifetime. Through Issue Days, one is able to meet with New York City's elite and command their undivided attention.


The program opens your mind, and encourages you to dive deeper into the issues affecting the people of New York City. Additionally, LNY provides a forum for honest, thoughtful discussion with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


The personal and professional friendships forged in LNY last a lifetime. There is a special bond that members of the Coro community share. That bond not only makes you a better person but makes you a better citizen of this great city.


Larry Scott Blackmon (LNY XVIII)

Deputy Commissioner for Community Outreach

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation


apply to leadership new york


We have launched recruitment for the next class of Leadership New York! 

Apply NOW, applications are due by Friday, July 2nd


Leadership New York brings together a diverse group of talented mid-career professionals from across sectors to learn the skills needed to affect change in their organizations and across New York City. Read more about the program HERE.


Coro New York will be hosting two Information Sessions for prospective applicants:

  • Tuesday, May 25 - LNY Information Session #1 (8:00 am- 9:30 am) RSVP HERE
  • Thursday, June 10 - LNY Information Session #2 (6:30 pm-8:00 pm) RSVP HERE

lny alumni impact

 For over twenty years, Leadership New York alumni have been making an impact throughout New York City by developing innovative solutions, collaborating across sectors and inspiring others to affect change.

 Recent alumni accomplishments include:



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Josh Lockwood (LNY XVI) was recently named one of Crain's "Forty under 40", honoring New Yorkers who have achieved success in their fields before reaching their 40th birthday.  Josh was recognized for numerous accomplishments including the construction of the 41-unit Atlantic Avenue complex in Brooklyn, the largest and greenest multifamily project ever built by a U.S. Habitat affiliate and whose financing model is now being replicated by Habitat affiliates across the nation.  To see Josh's profile in Crain's, click HERE.  


  "My experience with Coro Leadership New York has been invaluableā€¦.it helped open many doors of opportunity for me and gave me the tools to maximize these opportunities."




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Tokumbo Shobowale (LNY XV) was recently appointed to serve as Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor Robert Lieber.  In his new role, he will focus on better coordination  within the economic development portfolio and across the City portfolio and also take advantage of opportunities to lay the groundwork for long term economic development, such as brokering a deal at the World Trade Center site to ensure development of modern commercial space, developing Hunters Point South for workforce housing, and the transition of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Governors Island to city control. 




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 Geneith Turnbull (LNY XIII) was appointed as Deputy Comptroller for Contracts earlier this year by Comptroller John C. Liu. She is tasked with monitoring the integrity of the procurement process of the City of New York and identifying areas where City resources are being wasted. Read the full press release HERE.


"The skills gained from my Coro experience has allowed me to implement strategies which have positively impacted the progress and the missions of various City and State agencies that I worked for.  My ability to analyze and approach complex challenges systematically has contributed to the creation of sustainable and productive organizations."  



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Congratulations to Dr. Charles Moses (LNY II), who was recently awarded a 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholarship. He will be working at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica and plans to use his fellowship to examine regional trade and cooperative agreements and how the current global trading rules impact emerging nations. To read more about his work and background, please click HERE.


"It's important, in my view, to rub shoulders with aspirant leaders who are not like ourselves. One ought to at least have an appreciation for varying leadership styles, value sets, career trajectories, etc. It's also important to have a sense for the breadth and depth of the challenges our city faces."




We always love to hear about alumni impact.

Please share any news with us and the Coro community by emailing us HERE.

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"As a Coro alum, I feel that I can better see the difference that my organization is making and can make. La Union is growing and making a difference and I credit Coro for the support that allowed me to be a better leader in this important stage of the organization."

Leticia Alanis, ICLP '08, Co-Director, La Union de Comunidad  Latina, Fifth Avenue Committee



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We are accepting applications for the Immigrant Civic Leadership Program. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 7th.


The program is designed for those who work to strengthen immigrant communities and seek to expand their capacity as agents of change. Participants represent diverse sectors, including government, media, philanthropy, community-based organizations, the arts, and for-profit businesses. ICLP runs from July  through November 2010.


To refer a candidate or to ask questions, please contact Aditi Chakravarty, Recruitment & Outreach Manager, at



coro awards dinner


Join us on May 11, 2010

for Coro New York's Civic Leadership Awards Dinner.



Retired Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young

Co-Chairman and CEO, Loews Corporation/ Chairman and CEO, Loews Hotels


Buy your ticket now!


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