Coro Alumni Events

May 2010

jessamyn waldman wins coro alumni award come celebrate with us career marketing workshop for coro alumni
brooklyn bridge park tour first alumni issue evening Support Coro

jessamyn waldman wins coro alumni award


To recognize the unique contributions and impact of the Coro community, we will now be honoring one alumna/us each year at our Leadership Awards Dinner.


We are very excited to announce that this year's winner is Jessamyn Waldman, founder of Hot Bread Kitchen, an award winning social enterprise. Since its inception in 2007, Hot Bread Kitchen has grown from a visionary idea to a working bakery that hires and trains immigrant women to bake artisanal breads that reflect their countries of origin, as well as tantalize the palates of sophisticated New Yorkers with products like hand-ground corn tortillas, organic lavash, and Sephardic challahs. You can learn more about Jessamyn and Hot Bread Kitchen here.


We invite you to come celebrate Jessamyn's work and connect with friends and colleagues from the Coro community at the Coro New York Civic Leadership Awards Dinner on May 11.



come celebrate with us


 "My participation in Coro's Immigrant Civic Leadership Program was integral to the development and launch of Hot Bread Kitchen. Receiving the inaugural alumni award is an immense honor for me and Hot Bread Kitchen. Being selected from a group that includes the city's most influential leaders shows that Coro really values progressive multi-sectoral thinking on persistent social problems."

-Jessamyn Waldman (ICLP 2007), Coro Alumni Award Honoree


There's still time to join us at the Coro New York Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 11th at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.


Buy your tickets HERE!

career marketing workshop for coro alumni


 null previewIn this interactive workshop, designed exclusively for Coro alumni at multiple career stages, we will introduce a new framework for approaching and managing your career as civic leaders whether in government, business or non-profits. The workshop will focus on personal branding, positioning and communications as they apply to your career goals. 


Whether you are looking to transition, in transition, or exploring new roles within your current organization you'll leave with tools both for long-term planning and your immediate next steps. 


Shari Cohen, Ph.D., a senior consultant at Next Step Partners, will lead this session. Next Step Partners provides career training to executives across the country, and to MBA students at Stanford, Harvard, Carnegie-Mellon, Duke and other top programs in the U.S. The firm also works with NGO's, companies and the public sector on leadership development and executive coaching. For more information, see


DATE: June 9th, 2010

TIME: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

LOCATION: Coro New York Leadership Center, 42 Broadway Suite 1827

WORKSHOP FEE: $50 (This is a highly discounted at-cost rate, secured specially for Coro alumni)

brooklyn bridge park tour


null previewAn exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park will be led by David Kramer (Fellows LA 1988), a Coro board member and the Chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and Ellen Ryan (LNY XII), the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation. Join us for an insider's look at how the city is building its next great park!


After the park tour, Mark Foggin (LNY XVII), who is a licensed NYC tour guide, will lead a 20-minute tour of the neighborhood that will culminate at a watering hole for those who wish to continue the conversation.


DATE:  Tuesday, June 15th

TIME:  6:30pm to 8:00pm

LOCATION:  Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

COST:  Free

RSVP:  Space is limited and advance RSVP is required: REGISTER NOW

first alumni issue evening


The Impact of Financial Reform on NYC

We are pleased to announce our first ever Alumni Issue Evening: Financial Reform and Its Impact on NYC.

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As part of our strategic plan, Coro is increasing learning opportunities for our alumni community and one of the most frequent requests was for programming similar to what you experienced in your program. This evening will be modeled on the Issue Day format used in Leadership New York:  exploring a current policy dilemma, learning through inquiry, and incorporating various perspectives. 


New York City has long claimed the title of "Financial Capital of the World" - serving both as a source of pride and civic identity.  The financial services sector is a major component of the city's economy providing more than 10% of the jobs and 30% of the wages (and 10% of city tax revenue).  But with the current economic recession and the role financial institutions had in it, there is increasing pressure from Main Street to regulate Wall Street.  Given all the competing interests, it is critical to step back and consider the multiple perspectives and potential impact of pending financial reform being discussed in Washington DC. 
During our alumni issue evening, we will explore the question "Will new financial reforms change New York City as we know it?".  Join us for a panel discussion and a lively dialogue with the Coro alumni community.

This evening is hosted by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York City and Coro alumna Erica Groshen (LNY XVIII), Vice President and Director of Regional Affairs.

DATE: Wednesday, June 23rd

TIME: 4:15pm- Tour of Gold Vault

5:00pm- Reception with panel to follow

8:00pm-Evening concludes

LOCATION: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

33 Liberty Street

New York, NY 10045  

COST: Free

Reservations are required and space is limited.


1.Tour of Gold Vault and Reception and Panel discussion: SIGN UP HERE

(Note: If you register for the tour, you must be at the Fed by 4:15 sharp)


2. Reception and Panel discussion Only: SIGN UP HERE


ICLP & NAL Alumni Advanced Training


We are proud to invite Coro alumni from the Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP) and New American Leaders (NAL) program to our very first Alumni Advanced Training!

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DATE: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

TIME: 9:30am to 4:00pm 

with optional "networking" at a local establishment afterward 

*A light lunch will be included 

LOCATION: Coro New York Leadership Center 

42 Broadway, Suite 1827-35 




We need to know how many alumni can attend, to retain the space and trainer, so click HERE for more information and to REGISTER NOW!