The Coro Fellowship in St. Louis have unparalleled access to the top government, nonprofit, and business leaders. St. Louis affords a unique perspective on the key issues confronting our world today. With a cost of living calculated as the 2nd lowest among the nation’s 20 largest metropolitan areas, several prominent universities, and some of the largest companies in the world – including nine Fortune 500 companies – St. Louis is an ideal host to the Coro™ Fellowship.

St. Louis is home to the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, the world-famous Gateway Arch, the 11-time World Series Champion Cardinals baseball team, museums, expansive bike and trail systems, and hundreds of other things to explore, see, and do.

Specifically, Coro Fellows can expect to participate in:

  • 5 placements in business, government, non-profit, labor and campaign
  • 2 focus weeks
  • Opening and closing retreat
  • Weekly seminars 


FOCUS St. Louis is the home of the Coro Fellows Program in St. Louis. FOCUS is the region’s premier leadership development organization that connects diverse leaders from public, private, and civic sectors and empowers them to work together to build a thriving St. Louis community. FOCUS engages citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.

“The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs is an opportunity to explore the logic of the public arena from the lens of five different sectors. In a world full of narrow interests, partisanship, and labels, the Coro experience is not only unique, it is transformative, challenging preconceived notions about public life and presenting the rare opportunity to understand the world more truly for what it is.” Douglas Wagoner, '14


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Coro Fellowship St. Louis

Coro Fellowship St. Louis

Coro Fellowship St. Louis

Coro Fellowship St. Louis