The AdelanTECH Leadership program develops and empowers emerging leaders to succeed and lead in California’s innovation economy and vibrant civic landscape.

The 2016-17 AdelanTECH Leadership Program is now in session. Click here to review the program calendar.

Click here to receive an email alert when applications open for the 2017-18 program. 


Selected participants receive a 1-year scholarship including:

  • World-class leadership training from CORO Northern California delivered through 10, monthly interactive seminars with a group of peers. Fellows gain skills to effectively communicate; explore what makes innovative organizations tick; build a diverse network; and plan for success in college, career and in life.
  • An Intro to Programming Nanodegree credential from Udacity delivered through a 9 -12 month, self-paced online program. Fellows learn the foundational skills needed to get started in the world of programming, and build a web page and project portfolio.
  • Receive an AdelanTECH Leadership Program graduation certificate for inclusion on your resume and college applications.
  • Meet and engage with business, civic and community leaders from across California. Fellows are inspired and empowered to continue their technology education and create positive change in California.


  • AdelanTECH Leadership Program fellows are self-motivated and able to attend 10 full-day, in-person leadership training seminars, held monthly with a group of peers.
  • Fellows are interested in progamming and able to devote at least 10 hours per week (for 9 to 12 months) to complete a self-paced, online Nanodegree.
  • Fellows have a High School diploma (or GED equivalent) and either currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a two-or-four year college or university.
  • Fellows have access to a computer with a broadband connection and minimum technology requirements.

*Scholarship provides FREE participation in the AdelanTECH Leadership Program, including tuition for 10 CORO Leadership Seminars and an Intro to Programming Nanodegree credential from Udacity. Scholarship does not include room and board, meals, transportation (and/or mileage) to/from in-person leadership seminars, AdelanTECH Graduation Ceremony and/or other program events. The scholarship does not include financial compensation.

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