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Emerging civic leaders

Community Action Youth Fellows ignite positive change in their neighborhoods.

District Youth Leadership Academies

Neighborhood-based civic engagement

Coro’s neighborhood-based after-school program trains youth to become active citizens and assume leadership roles in their communities. Community Action Youth Fellows learn essential leadership skills, conduct interviews with community leaders, organize group projects, attend workshops, and experience site visits to better understand San Francisco’s city functions. Currently serving youth who live and/or attend school in San Francisco’s Districts 1, 7, and 11. We welcome applications from 8th – 12th grade youth.

Community Action Youth Fellows will experience hands-on leadership training, conduct informational interviews with community and civic leaders, and will design and deliver a community action project.

  • Enhanced leadership skills.
  • Increased confidence to initiate positive change.
  • Greater understanding of your community and city.
  • Strengthened youth participation in city/district decision-making.

We seek applications from youth in 8-12th grade who are:

  • Interested in making a positive change in their school, community, or city.
  • Interested in learning new skills.
  • Open to new experiences and leaving their comfort zone.
  • Willing and able to work independently and in teams.
  • Willing to commit to all scheduled after-school learning sessions.

There is no cost to participants. Each Youth Fellow receives a $1,000 stipend following program completion.

  • San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
  • District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer
  • District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee
  • District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai
  • Neighborhood Empowerment Network


Stay tuned for updates about application deadlines for forthcoming cohorts. Fill out our interest form to receive an update when applications are open.

Questions & Contact

Vic Hogg
415-986-0521 x712