Youth Development Fellows Program

The Youth Development Fellows Program is ideal for young professionals who seek to gain more confidence in their leadership ability and become part of a growing network of nonprofit leaders.

Coro believes building the leadership capacity in emerging nonprofit professionals in youth development will positively impact the developmental experiences of youth.

Impact Data (taken from cohort 1 and cohort 2):

  • Graduated 38 emerging leaders who collectively served 11,000 Bay Area youth
  • 91% became more confident in their leadership ability
  • 95% had an increased strategy for developing a solid professional network
  • 89% became more confident in their ability to lead teams
  • 89% felt more confident to analyze and address leadership challenges

“Coro provided a space to build community and coalition with other non-profit youth development professionals; explore and practice leadership tools and strategies; and reflect upon and build out a vision for my own professional and personal growth, with an eye on sustainability and impact.” – Andrew Yeung, RYSE Youth Center (YDFP Alumnus)

YDFP graduates gain the following:


  • Critical thinking
  • Self-awareness
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Empowered professionalism


  • Increased understanding of the various components within the nonprofit sector


  • Strategic relationship building within the nonprofit sector and the Coro community

Participant Criteria:

  • Nonprofit professional with at least three years of work experience
  • Lead a team or initiative within a youth-serving organization in the Bay Area
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to grow leadership skills
  • Passion for positively impacting the lives of young people and their communities
  • Complete the pre-, post-, and intersession assignments, including a 6-month follow up survey

Program Cost: $1,000

Limited scholarships available (Email for scholarship details)

Lunch and dinner are included. Dinners are highly encouraged for networking and building rapport.

Seminar Dates:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Seminar 1 (9:30am – 7pm) *note longer seminar
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 – Seminar 2 (9:30am – 5pm)
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 – Seminar 3 (9:30am – 5pm)
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Seminar 4 (9:30am – 5pm)
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Seminar 5 (9:30am – 5pm)
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Seminar 6 (9:30am – 5pm)
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Seminar 7 and Graduation (9:30am – 7pm) *note longer seminar

The anticipated total participant time is approximately 75 hours: 57 hours in seminar, approximately 16 hours of work between seminars and 2 hours for pre and post assessments. Seminars will take place at Coro, located at 233 Sansome Street., Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94104.

To apply, please direct your employee to: Applications are due September 22, 2017.

Recommenders, please complete the reference form here: 

If you have any questions, please direct them to Cliff Yee at or 415.986.0521 x702.