About

Founded in 1994 and based in the Washington, DC area, CORE is the national nonprofit organization that serves economically and socially disadvantaged children through residential education programs. CORE passionately believes high-quality residential education should be added to the scarce options available to these children, their families, and our communities.

Children from St. Joseph’s Indian School

Children from St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota

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CORE supports the development of high-quality residential education programs through:

Residential education is an umbrella term for community-like settings where at-risk children live and learn together, outside their homes, within stable, supportive environments. Whether called a prep school, children’s home, boarding or residential charter school, residential education is a viable and important option for thousands of children, particularly teenagers. Residential education serves children severely challenged by homelessness, abuse, neglect, and low-income, high-crime neighborhoods.

Residential education is one of a number of solutions for at-risk children. Long recognized as a desirable model for children from more affluent families, residential education affords at-risk children a similar opportunity - helping them navigate a solid course in career, relationships…and in life.

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