The Coro - Harvard Westlake Civic Leadership Summer Program is a 3-week, experiential leadership program that uses Los Angeles as the classroom. You will re-examine your ways of looking at the world and explore the city's complex issues from multiple points of view. Through this immersive experience, you will spend days out in the field, conducting interviews with leaders across sectors, coupled with in-class leadership development training. You will walk away with a deep understanding of the civic landscape in Los Angeles and your own impact as emerging leaders in the region. Founded in 1942, Coro is a national organization that specializes in training future leaders. Numerous national figures, including Senator Diane Feinstein, Senator Tim Kaine, and many others, were Coro Fellows, a year-long leadership program for college graduates. Coro strengthens communities, organizations, institutions, and, ultimately, the democratic process by preparing individuals for effective and ethical leadership. For nearly 60 years, Coro has used the region as its classroom – teaching students and executives, community leaders and entrepreneurs, public officials and aspiring public servants how Southern California works, so they can make it better. Today, Coro is the region’s premier civic leadership training program and a community of alumni who are shaping the future of our communities. PREREQUISITES: HW Students only. Application required and may be found here. Priority deadline for is March 19. Students must be accepted into the program before registering.
PROGRAM FORMAT: The Coro - HW Leadership Program will be delivered in a hybrid format. Leadership training will be in-person, and engagement with community leaders will be virtual. On virtual days, students may participate from home. Students will also be able to participate from Harvard-Westlake for the virtual exercises if they would like.