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Application Deadline: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 11:59 pm 

Contact Information


Neighborhood Leadership is designed for dedicated management staff of nonprofit organizations that serve commercial districts in New York City and whose work focuses on developing and implementing commercial revitalization activities. 

I. Candidates Serving Low- and Moderate-Income Neighborhoods

At least half of the cohort will be candidates whose organizations serve low- to moderate-income neighborhoods as designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Designation prescribes that at least 51% of the residents in the census tracts included in the commercial area must be low- and moderate-income persons living in households with incomes below 80% of the median household income ($47,100 for a 4-person household in 2000).

  • To determine the census tracts your organization serves, visit the New York City Census FactFinder: Link 
  • To determine whether those Neighborhoods are CDBG eligible, visit the Community Portal: Link

If you are unsure if your organization serves a low- to moderate-income commercial district, please contact Emily Bang at the New York City Department of Small Business Services. 212-513-9243.

II. Candidates Serving Other Neighborhoods

No more than half of the slots will be offered for those candidates whose organizations serve neighborhoods that are not low-and/or moderate-income.


Optional Information

It is important to Coro that we are successful in our efforts to reach out to a diverse constituency.  We appreciate you providing us with the following optional information to help gauge the success of these efforts.

Employment and Education
Short Essays
Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Committment

Statement of Commitment

Neighborhood Leadership runs from January-October 2020, with a follow-up session in early fall.  The schedule amounts to over 14 days of training including program orientation and an off-site 3 day opening retreat, (5) Saturday leadership sessions, (5) weekday strategy sessions, optional evening sessions and Coro community events, (1) weekend presentation showcase and graduation.  Due to the experiential nature of our training and the importance of the group in our work together, a commitment to attend all program sessions is preferred.  Please note that full participation/attendance of the off-site Opening Retreat from Jan 23-25  and Closing Session/Graduation are required.  The program calendar can be found on our website at www.coro.nyc

Due to known or unexpected circumstances, we understand that participants may need to miss a session.  A total of 2 absences are possible with no more than 1 absence for a strategy session and no more than 1 absence for a leadership session.  Absences exceeding this could result to your withdrawal from NLP.

Participants are expected to apply learning and strategies from Neighborhood Leadership to their "Neighborhood Change Project".

If you have any questions about this program/commitment, please reach out to Garrett Lucien, Director of Neighborhood Leadership, at (212)248-2935 or garrett@coro.nyc.