Anne Powell Wins Coro Fellowship
Anne Powell, a senior philosophy major at Occidental College, has been awarded a Coro fellowship to spend nine months in New York enrolled in the Fellows Program in Public Affairs.
The program starts in September and will give Powell, of Kirkland, Wash., an opportunity to shadow elected officials, department heads and chief executive officers to learn how business gets done in the social, political and economic fabric of a city.
The Redmond High School graduate is one of 64 fellows who will serve in Coro centers in New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and San Francisco. Each fellow works in a series of assignments with a government agency, business, political campaign, labor union, media organization and non-profit group. She will receive an $8,000 stipend.
“I am honored that I will have the opportunity to learn how to effectively address the needs of communities by working directly with leaders of public affairs,” Powell said. “I hope to gain experience in this arena so that I may develop realistic solutions that correspond with my ideal visions.”
Upon completing her fellowship, Powell hopes to manage a non-profit organization that serves children or families.
Coro was founded in San Francisco in 1942 when W. Donald Fletcher, an attorney, and Van Duyn Dodge, an investment counselor, launched an exploration into the world of public affairs. Their premise was based on the realization that, unlike law, business or medicine, post-graduate training in the area of leadership was non-existent. The name “Coro” is the creation of its founders. It was a new word and one without association, invented to represent both discovery and exploration.