COR is an initiative of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice with program support from the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and JOIN for Justice.
The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) is a six-month leadership development program that aims to empower emerging American Muslim civic leaders between the ages of 25 and 40 to engage their communities and organizations in effective civic participation and to bring their community organizations into broader coalitions. AMCLI is housed at the University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and works in partnership with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding (ACMCU) at Georgetown University.
The Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary's mission is to raise up generations of religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to end poverty, led by the poor. The Poverty Initiative was founded in May 2004 with the goal of bridging poor people’s organizations, religious leaders and the academy as an essential part of supporting the growth of a national movement to end poverty.
JOIN for Justice develops the next generation of Jewish leaders, and helps them gain the organizing skills and experience to build powerful Jewish and community organizations in order to create a just world. JOIN recruits young Jewish adults for a year of leadership training that includes working for social and economic justice, Jewish learning, training in grassroots organizing skills, and Jewish community building.