Corrine Yu is senior program director, special projects, for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Ms. Yu is responsible for seeking and developing new program opportunities; coordinating policy development on priority issues within the coalition; and devising coalition-based strategies. She advocates for the coalition’s policy positions to policymakers in the executive and legislative branches and serves as staff liaison for coalition task forces on census and media/telecommunications. She also coordinates the organizations’ internship program.

Ms. Yu previously served as The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund’s managing policy director, assisting in the day-to-day management of the policy department. She also served as director of special projects where she was responsible for developing concepts for, planning and implementing new and groundbreaking initiatives for the organizations. She also served as director of education, with oversight responsibilities for all of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund’s offline and online communications, publications, and research, including the expansion and design of civilrights.org, the organizations’ award-winning website.

Ms. Yu was previously the director and counsel of the Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights, a private, bipartisan organization established to monitor the civil rights policies and practices of the federal government and to examine important policy issues affecting equal opportunity. She was the co-editor of the Citizens’ Commission’s highly respected biennial reviews of the Clinton administration’s civil rights track record. Prior to joining the Citizens’ Commission, Ms. Yu was an attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans and Doyle where she specialized in First Amendment, antitrust, and other litigation. She is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School.

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