Colin Powell School 2019 alum Ana Murillo is a Coro Fellow

Ana Murillo, a member of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership’s Class of 2019 at The City College of New York, is one of 42 new Coro Fellows in Public Affairs selected nationally — and one of 12 who comprise the 2019-2020 cohort in New York City.

As a Coro Fellow, Murillo, a Colombian-immigrant who earned her bachelor of arts in political science and international studies from CCNY, joins the next generation of potential future leaders picked for the program.

The United States Senate alone includes three Coro alumni including Dianne Feinstein (CA), Tim Kaine (VA) and Michael Bennet (CO), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

Established in 1942, the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs uses the city as a classroom to train future change makers. It develops the skills, knowledge and networks to enable Fellows to forge connections and lead across the nonprofit, business and government sectors.

The program’s philosophy is based on the precept that today’s complex issues and diverse communities present evolving challenges and opportunities, creating a need for skilled, aware leaders.

“If you are a young professional and want to make change in New York City, there is no better opportunity than the Coro Fellowship.” says Scott Millstein, Executive Director of the Coro New York Leadership Center.

Selected competitively, Coro Fellows are offered field placements in different sectors, immersive experiences in the community, and group process skills development.

Murillo started the program with a placement with the New York City Department of Buildings where she’s learned the inspection processes.  That was followed by an assignment with Worker’s Justice Project where she is helping to develop a comprehensive internal/external communication plan that supports the various components of organizing strategies.
The Long Island resident will also have placements in business, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations during her fellowship. Her career goal is to ultimately work with organizations involved in community outreach and marketing.

“There are many intersections to my interests - politics, activism, community outreach and organizing. The Coro Fellowship is teaching me the methodology and leadership necessary to merge my commitment to different perspectives by exposing me to various sectors that will allow me to create partnerships and coalitions that will give me the ability to bridge communities together” says Murillo.

About the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Coro began in San Francisco in 1942 to train emerging leaders in the skills necessary to assure that our democratic system of government could more effectively meet the needs of its citizens. Since its founding, Coro has grown to include Coro programs in Los Angeles, New York, and Pittsburgh.  Over 10,000 Coro alumni are currently serving as leaders in local, regional and national/global businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and elected public office.  For more information, visit

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.


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