Claremont, Calif. (April 9, 2013)—Pitzer College student Jared Calvert ’13 has been awarded a 2013-14 Coro Fellowship. The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.
Calvert will work on projects with unions, businesses, nonprofits and local government organizations in St. Louis, MO. During his time at Pitzer, Calvert has been involved in political activism and community engagement. In fall 2012, Calvert helped mobilize the Latino youth vote in the Inland Empire for Proposition 30, a ballot initiative to fund education in California. He recently provided research assistance for a paper about the media coverage of birth control issues that was co-authored by Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Political Studies Rachel VanSickle-Ward and presented at the Western Political Science Association Conference.
“The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs selects proven team leaders who are flexible, work well with others and are dedicated to improving civic life—all traits that Jared refined doing extensive community and grassroots political organizing while at Pitzer,” said Sandy Hamilton, the director of Pitzer’s Office of Graduate Fellowships.
Sixty-four Coro Fellows are chosen nationally each year through a highly competitive selection process. The Fellows share an unwavering commitment to civic engagement while representing a broad range of academic, work, cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, ages and interests.
Calvert is a political studies/sociology major at Pitzer College.