The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and Public Allies Pittsburgh are our full-time leadership development programs. Fellows and Public Allies are diverse, talented individuals who have a common interest in developing their leadership, civic engagement, and building community connections to create positive change. These individuals want to make change from the top down and the bottom up.

By hosting one of our participants:

  • Expand your organization’s ability to deliver services more effectively
  • Recruit from a pre-screened pool of talented and diverse candidates
  • Connect to a network of other values-driven organizations
  • Launch a young leader’s career with the support of our training and coaching
Host a Coro Fellow

Fellows bring their nationally recruited talents to regional nonprofit, innovation, business, and government organizations to complete projects, move initiatives forward and fill capacity needs for six intensive weeks. Each Fellow will support at least four different organizations – one in each sector – during their Coro year. 


Organizations provide a project/needs description in their application and Coro matches a Fellow with the project/needs. Fellows can work any schedule and organizations are encouraged to include Fellows in all staff expectations. However, Fellows are required to attend Coro training each week from 8-6pm Mondays and 5:30-9:30pm Thursdays. These sessions continue to build the diverse talents and skills of the Fellow and enhance their impact in your organization. 


Coro Fellows will also work with three organizations/projects annually that span three months. Please reach out to Coro staff if you are interested in being considered for a longer-term Fellows engagement project. 


Click Here for Fellows Placement Interest Form

A Few Of Our Past & Current Placement Partners

  • 1Hood Media
  • Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation
  • Innovation Works
  • Duolingo
  • Economic Development South
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • Health Monitoring Systems, Inc
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Latino Community Center
  • PPG Industries
  • Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation
  • Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
  • Social Justice Institutes, Carlow University
  • Steel Valley Authority
  • YouthPlaces
    Host a Public Ally

    Public Allies are placed at a nonprofit or government agency to help create, improve, and expand that organization’s services. Activities are in alignment with one or more of AmeriCorps’ focus areas: Disaster Preparedness, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, Economic Opportunity, and Veterans & Military Families. Allies serve Monday – Thursday, (September – June). Click Here for Public Allies Placement Interest Form

    A Few Of Our Past & Current Public Allies Placement Partners

    • Bible Center Church
    • Computer Reach
    • Consortium for Public Education
    • Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh
    • Fair Housing Partnership of Pittsburgh
    • Friendship Circle
    • Gwen’s Girls
    • Hill Community Development Corporation
    • Homewood Children’s Village
    • Neighborhood Legal Services
    • NeighborWorks of Western PA
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
    • PRIDE, Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh
    • Reading is FUNdamental
    • The Lighthouse Project, YMCA Homewood
    • Trying Together
    • YouthPlaces


    During the 2017-2018 program year, Public Ally Frank Kamara was placed with The Consortium for Public Eduction. Watch this video for an interview with Frank’s supervisor Jackie Foor (Director of Organizational Advancement), where she shares the many ways that Frank made an impact at their organization.

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