Special Advisor to the President
Interim Executive Vice President of Campaigns and Programs
Corrine Yu is senior advisor to the president for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, where she is responsible for seeking and developing new program opportunities; coordinating policy development on priority issues within the coalition; and devising coalition-based strategies. Ms. Yu also helps advise and lead on enterprise-wide capacity and impact building initiatives as well as initiatives designed to foster and nurture new partnerships within a variety of sectors. Ms. Yu is also helping the organizations to grow thoughtful voices for change, including through the organizations’ internship program. Ms. Yu also currently serves as interim executive vice president of campaigns and programs.
Ms. Yu previously served as The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund’s senior program director, special projects, where she advocated for the coalition’s policy positions to policymakers in the executive and legislative branches and served as staff liaison for coalition task forces on census and media/telecommunications. Before that, Ms. Yu was 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.