Welcome to the 72nd Class of Coro Fellows in Public Affairs!
The Fellows kicked off their year with a logic study of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and have already completed their nonprofit placements (thank you to our nonprofit placement partners, listed below).
The Fellows recently completed a deep dive into public finance, learning how governments raise, manage, and invest funds for public purposes. Read highlights of their Public Finance Week learnings here. Next up, political campaigns!
Other highlights include interviews with Ambassador Samantha Power at the Commonwealth Club, Jamie Allison* of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and Jamie Austin* of Tipping Point Community. The Fellows also attended a conference hosed by the Alliance for Community Development, focused on increasing capital for local, underrepresented entrepreneurs (with conversations facilitated by Coro alums Vic Hogg and Eric Medrano).
We’d like to extend special thanks to our fantastic Fellows Program nonprofit placement partners:
Echidna Giving, GRID Alternatives, Camfed, Beneficial State Foundation, Room to Read, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, United Way Bay Area, Global Citizen Year, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco Interfaith Council, GreatSchools, and Akonadi Foundation. Thank you to Interview Guests: Linda Shak* (Sunlight Giving), Lyell Sakaue* (Bridgespan Group), Cristina Fletes (ACLU Northern California), Nadir Visstrong* (LYFT), Lindsey Bourne (Youth Speaks), Jamie Allison* (Walter & Elise Haas Fund), Jamie Austin* (Tipping Point Community Foundation), Daniel Vasquez (Brothers on the Rise), Tina Eshaghpour* (California Wellness Foundation), Mandara Myers* (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation)
*= Coro Alum
Thank you all for supporting the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs!