For over half a century, the Coro Southern California Center for Civic Leadership has been “Training Tomorrow’s Leaders” through its venerated Public Affairs Fellows program. A number of local leaders have gone through the rigorous nine month training—including U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein, U.S. Congressman Jerry Lewis, state Senator Alex Padilla, former City Councilman David Cunningham, publisher David Abel; public affairs expert Kerman Maddox, Governor Schwarzenegger aides Billie Greer and Lisa Kalustian, former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Chief of Staff Robin Kramer. Twelve more future leaders began their Coro leadership experience this week as the 53rd class of Fellows in Public Affairs at Coro Southern California.
1. Patrick Atwater – Claremont McKenna College, BA
2. Farid Enrique Ben Amor – Cornell University, BA
3. Andrew DeBlock – Occidental College, BA
4. Timothy Golden – Lingnan University, BS
5. Elana Goldstein – Brown University, BA
6. Jessica N. Gray – Pepperdine University, BS
7. Antoinette Grier – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BA
8. Thuy Huynh – University of California, Los Angeles, BA
9. Leticia Munoz – University of California, Santa Barbara, BA
10. Thalia Roussos – University of California, Los Angeles, BA
11. Corinne E. Tapia – Georgetown University, BA
12. Katy Young – University of California, Los Angeles, JD
“As a graduate of the Coro Fellows program and Trainer all these years, I know what awaits these young leaders,” said Coro Southern California Chief Operating Officer, John Greenwood. “We have a long tradition of experiential leadership training and an alumni network that is second-to-none. It is going to be another Coro world-class experience for them.”
For nine months, the Coro Fellows will examine the institutions of public affairs—government, business, labor, media, political campaigns and community organizations—to better understand the public sector and strengthen the relationship between citizens and their government. Stay tuned for future updates around placements, presentations and other Fellows activities.
“To ‘Train Tomorrow’s Leaders,’ Coro engages the community as a class room,” said Greenwood. “Through projects, focus weeks, seminars and assignments, the Fellows learn about challenges facing the region and develop the necessary civic leadership problem-solving skills and networks to address them.