Neighborhood Leadership 2024 (Summer) Program Application

Thank you for your interest and time in applying to the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NL)! If you have any questions about NL or this application, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Assistant Director, David Rivera at

Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 25th 2024 at 11:59 PM*
Applicants will be notified: Thursday, June 27th, 2024.   

*If you are still interested in applying, but are concerned with meeting the deadline, please reach out to David Rivera at
Contact Information

Candidate Information

Each year, the NL Program accepts professionals who are leading commercial revitalization efforts in their communities—for example, working in a Business Improvement District, Merchant Association, local development corporation, Chamber of Commerce, or other nonprofit organization. Selected participants reflect the demographics of New York City, with at least half serving low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Applicants should be prepared for an immersive, group-structured experience in commercial revitalization strategies and leadership development exploration. Ideal Applicants:

  • Professionals focused on commercial revitalization or working within community boards to address issues across New York City neighborhoods
  • Experienced management staffer who is leading change on behalf of his or her organization around commercial revitalization
  • Passion for developing new leadership skills germane to problem-solving in New York
  • Interest in joining the Coro community and Neighborhood Leadership alumni network

Optional Information

It is important to Coro that we reach and recruit from a diverse constituency.  We appreciate you providing us with the following optional information to help gauge the success of these efforts. 

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Employment and Education
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Short Essays
Statement of Commitment

Neighborhood Leadership's Summer Program will run from July to October 2024. The schedule amounts to 12 days of in-person training including (1) program orientation and (2) day opening retreat, (5) leadership sessions, (4) strategy sessions, optional Coro community events, which includes a end-of-program 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. 

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 in your withdrawal from the program.

Please note that full participation/attendance in the Opening Retreat from July 9 and 10th and Showcase/Graduation on October 17th, 2024 is required. The program calendar can be found on our website.

If you have any questions about this commitment, please reach out to David Rivera at