ST. LOUIS— Sixteen young professionals from around the country have gathered in St. Louis to complete the Coro™ Fellowship in Public Affairs, an intensive nine-month public affairs program. This select group of Fellows in St. Louis is part of a wider network of 64 Fellows chosen nationally to participate in the program. Fellows are bright, self-initiating, and self-managing individuals. They have demonstrated leadership ability, integrity, and a commitment to public service. Currently, each of the sixteen St. Louis Fellows is completing a project in a local non-profit placement.
The Coro™ Fellows Program combines exposure to the nonprofit, government, business, electoral politics, and organized labor sectors with rigorous, hands-on training in project management and communication. The program utilizes experiential learning, interviews with private, public, and civic sector leaders, and training in critical thinking, communications, and project management. The Coro™ Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a national program located in five U.S. cities, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In St. Louis, the program is administered by FOCUS St. Louis.
ABOUT FOCUS St. Louis
FOCUS St. Louis is the region’s premier leadership development organization that connects diverse leaders from public, private, and civic sectors and empowers them to work together to build a thriving St. Louis community. As a neutral convener and facilitator, FOCUS engages citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.
FOCUS offers a continuum of six leadership programs to engage leaders from high school students to senior executives. Program alumni have been inspired to launch new nonprofit agencies, start businesses, and run for political offices. They serve on hundreds of boards and provide thousands of hours of volunteer work. FOCUS alumni and members are leaders who make a difference.