Coro Fellows are diverse, talented individuals committed to positive change in their communities throughout their lives and careers. They are emerging innovators in business, policy and government who demonstrate exceptional leadership through their accomplishments, curiosity and civic involvement.

Fellows are brought together by a common interest in creative leadership and civic engagement, and building strong connections that will support them as they drive impact in their cities and organizations.

Applicants may include individuals who have recently completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees, as well as those with several years of work experience. Competitively selected applicants will join an intimate cohort of 12 participants for the nine-month program, with each cohort encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies and experiences.

“Coro kicked off my career in public policy and government relations. Successfully moving public policy issues, whether it be passing health care reform or developing more affordable housing, requires a clear understanding of how various interest groups will line up. You cannot simply view it with one lens. Coro provided me with the opportunity to learn this important skill.”
– Paul Hernandez, Vice President, Fenton ‘96


  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator California (’56)
  • Jonathan Holloway, Provost, Northwestern University (’90)
  • Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego (presently)
  • Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland, California (’03)
  • Jeffrey Bleich, U.S. Ambassador to Australia (’84)
  • Don Gips, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (’85)
  • Roy Swan, Director of Mission Investments, Ford Foundation (’89)
  • Jud Clark, Founder, President & CEO, State Net, a LexisNexis Company (’63)
  • Andrew Kimball, CEO, Industry City (’90)
  • Beatriz Stotzer, President & Founder, New Economics for Women (’84)
  • Alice Fialkin, President, Transportation Worker’s Union/ SF MUNI (’94)
  • John Sarvey, Executive Director, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University (’91)
  • Alford A. Young Jr., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Department Chair, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, University of Michigan (’89)
  • Michael Bennet, US Senator Colorado (’88)
  • Greg Berman, Executive Director, Center for Court Innovation (’91)
  • Jeff Plaut, Founder, Global Strategy Group (’88)
  • Carlos Menchaca, New York City Councilmember (’05)
  • Tim Kaine, US Senator Virginia (’78)
  • David Moskovitz, Chief Executive, Accenture Federal Services (’81)