History

 

Coro Pittsburgh was founded in 1999 to develop leaders who have a passion to revitalize communities. We are one of five independent Coro centers in the United States. The first center was founded in 1942 in San Francisco. Others opened in Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York and Pittsburgh, respectively. Coro centers form partnerships with philanthropic foundations, high schools, college campuses, governments, businesses, and civic networking associations in order to recruit all kinds of leaders who are passionate about revitalizing communities and ready to take on new leadership roles.

Coro brings these leaders together into cohorts who learn to accomplish shared goals in a collaborative way and to sustain the leadership community after the Coro program.

Nearly 2000 individuals have participated in a Coro Pittsburgh leadership program, including 35% affiliated with nonprofits, 25% from business, 15% from government, 15 % in education, and 10% in philanthropy. Since 2006 Coro Pittsburgh has been the operating partner of Public Allies Pittsburgh, an AmeriCorps program that annually trains 800 nonprofit leaders nationwide through a 10-month full time nonprofit apprenticeship. Through our partnership with Public Allies Pittsburgh, Coro Pittsburgh annually provides $350,000 of Federal investment into nonprofits in Western Pennsylvania.

Recent Blog Posts

C5’s First In-Person Work Day

First day of in-person work nerves: Picture this: It’s your first day of in-person work. You’re about to meet your co-workers who you’ve been working with for months virtually, but this time, in-person. It’s early and you can hear the birds chirping as you prepare for...

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C5 Visits Propel Northside

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LCC Back-to-School Bash

There is a very distinct anxiety that bubbles up at the start of every new school year. With the world as we know it shifting to accommodate living during a pandemic, the worry has undoubtedly magnified. From the uncertainty of being in-person, the struggles that come...

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