Coro Alumni Events

Building the Leadership Community of New York City

coro perspectives on haiti a focus on alumni new approach to recruitment and selection
the future of new york city's workforce: a coro conversation alumni award and class leaders Support Coro

coro perspectives on haiti


Coro Alumni and friends are invited to join Johnny Celestin (LNY XIV), a native of Haiti, and Steve Kastenbaum (LNY XVII, on left), a reporter for CNN, who recently returned from Haiti and will share their experiences and perspectives on the country and leadership in this time of crisis.

The event is co-sponsored by David Bolotsky (LNY VIII) and Uncommon Goods, and will benefit AmeriCares relief efforts in Haiti.


Date: Friday, February 12, 2010

Time: 6:30 to 8:00pm

Location: City Winery; 155 Varick Street

Cost: Donation suggested at the door


Space is limited and advance RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.


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a focus on alumni

In the year ahead, Coro is committed to building the leadership community of New York City through new alumni events and activities, learning opportunities, and ways to celebrate our accomplishments.  Over 200 alumni provided input during last year's strategic planning process to guide our thinking and we are pleased to present several new programs and ideas that grew from those conversations.


We are moving forward with new ways to engage with Coro alumni and support their lifelong commitment to civic life.   This is just the beginning.  Later this spring we will be introducing new opportunities for the alumni including "alumni issue evenings" and advanced leadership training.  We encourage you to join us as we build a more vibrant and robust alumni community.

new approach to recruitment and selection


To build on the expertise of the Coro alumni community, we are creating alumni advisory panels to guide our recruitment efforts and develop engaging new ways to involve the community in our program selection efforts. Please contact Aditi Chakravarty, Recruitment & Outreach Manager, to learn more about recruitment advisory panels.


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Recognizing that Coro alumni have the best sense of what it takes to be a successful Coro participant, we invite you to join us at an upcoming screening or selection activity for the Coro Fellows program.  These events will be an opportunity to network with the community and to practice skills learned at Coro.  


Check out the event on Facebook or register below:

 1) Finalist Screening Day - February 20th

 a) Half Day option– 10 AM – 1 PM

See Details & RSVP HERE

b) Full Day option – 10 AM – 4 PM

See Details & RSVP HERE


2) Selection Day - March 19th


the future of new york city's workforce: a coro conversation


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 Coro is partnering with the Center for an Urban Future and Year Up to host a conversation about the city's workforce challenges based on the Center's recent policy report, Closing the Skills Gap, which finds that the city faces a human capital crisis that could threaten our long-term economic competitiveness while relegating countless residents to low-wage jobs.

Featuring Gonzalo Mercado (ICLP 2008), Executive Director of El Centro de Hospitalidad, and Angie Kamath (ICLP 2007), Deputy Commissioner of Workforce Development at NYC Department of Small Business Services, we are convening Coro alumni from different sectors and perspectives to join us for a thoughtful conversation about the City's workforce challenges and our choices for the future.

Date:  Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Time: 6:30 to 8:00pm

Location: Edwin Gould Foundation; 55 Exchange Place

Cost: Free


Space is limited and advance RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.


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Celebrating the Work of Coro Alumni

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For nearly 30 years, Coro alumni have made great contributions to the city.  Through the inaugural Coro Alumni Civic Leadership Award, one member of the Coro alumni community will be recognized at our annual Leadership awards dinner in May for their accomplishments.  You know best the impact of your fellow alumni.  Nominate them for this new honor. 

Click HERE for more information.


Become a Class Leader!


Calling all Coro alumni – we need your enthusiasm, creativity, and networking skills to promote key alumni events, share program information, and rally classmates to support the Coro's Civic Leadership Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.   


Please email Joy Shigaki at if you're interested.