Instilling Civic Duty in L.A.’s Future Leaders

Founded in San Francisco in the wake of World War II by attorney W. Donald Fletcher and investment counselor Van […more…]

Coro Southern California

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Matching Challenge

The first $1,500 will be matched.

Social Change Through Leadership Development

Since 1957, Coro Southern California has helped hundreds of individuals in Los Angeles become effective civic leaders through comprehensive fellowships and internships spanning city and county government, nonprofit, corporate, and political spheres. 

Its focus on youth leadership and mid-career professional training for women has built up leaders on the frontlines of issues ranging from immigration and education to transportation and housing. Your support enables Coro to empower leaders to work across differences and accelerate meaningful, lasting solutions to our most entrenched public challenges.

Thanks to The Giving List’s novel matching program, all donations of up to $1,500 will be matched.

To learn more about Coro Southern California, or to donate, please visit


Coro’s mission is to strengthen the democratic process by preparing individuals for effective and ethical leadership.
(213) 267-6552
President and CEO : Natalie Samarjian

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

Coro is a life-changing opportunity that has created a foundation for me to grow as a leader. In addition to critical leadership skill development and amazing relationships, Coro has provided many valuable lessons. The Youth Fellows Program has allowed me to see the world with a different perspective. Coro has taught me that uncertainty can pave the way to growth and inspire the change makers.
Arianah Rizzo
Youth Fellows Program Alum

Key Supporters

Bruce and Toni Corwin
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
California Community Foundation
Bank of America
Aileen Adams and Geoffrey Cowan
The California Wellness Foundation
Mark Ridley-Thomas,
Los Angeles City Councilmember
John and Sarah Kobara
Community Partners
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Andrea Van de Kamp
Edison International
Angell Foundation
Former California State Senator Carol Liu
Weingart Foundation
The California Endowment
Peter J. Taylor
United Airlines