LA’s Coro Fellowship Program Creates Problem Solvers of Future

What do Bruce Corwin, chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Theatres Corporation, Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, and Gene Siskel, former film critic of the popular duo Siskel and Ebert have in common?

While each notable individual went on to enjoy successful careers in their respective fields, all were graduates of Los Angeles’ elite Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs.

Coro, a national nonprofit with an office in Los Angeles, was built on a unique curriculum of core leadership skill-building paired with real-world experiences that rely on the “city as the classroom.”

“In many ways, Coro may seem like a secret society,” said Tu-Han Phan, director of outreach for Coro’s Southern California program. “But we are very connected, and we work closely with the mayor, local businesses, and leaders throughout the LA community to solve problems and innovate.”



Published in Supervisor Don Knabe’s Blog on May 11, 2015