Senior Advisor of Institutional Knowledge Management
Corrine Yu is senior advisor for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, where, as a member of the Executive team, she is responsible for seeking and developing special operations projects related to the organizations’ history and the capture of institutional knowledge. Ms. Yu also helps advise and lead on initiatives designed to cultivate and deepen advocacy expertise within the organizations and the civil and human rights coalition, as well as on initiatives designed to foster and nurture intergenerational connections within a variety of sectors. Ms. Yu is also helping the organizations grow thoughtful voices for change, including through the organizations’ internship program.
Ms. Yu most recently served as The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund’s interim executive vice president of campaigns and programs. Before that, Ms. Yu served as the senior program director, special projects, where she advocated for the coalition’s policy positions to officials in the executive and legislative branches and was the staff liaison for coalition task forces on census and media/telecommunications; as the organizations’ managing policy director, assisting in the day-to-day management of the policy department; as the director of special projects, where she was responsible for developing concepts for, planning and implementing new and groundbreaking initiatives for the organizations; and as the 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.
Before joining The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund, Ms. Yu was 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.