Founded in 1994 and based in the Washington, DC area, CORE is the national nonprofit organization that serves children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds through residential education programs and schools. CORE passionately believes high-quality residential education should be added to the scarce options available to these children, their families, and our communities.
CORE supports the development of high-quality residential education programs and schools through:
- Professional Practices
- Public Awareness
- Capacity-Building through Collaboration
- Information and Resources
Residential education is an umbrella term for community-like settings where children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds 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 and youth of promise, 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 children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. Long recognized as a desirable model for children from more affluent families, residential education affords children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds a similar opportunity – helping them navigate a solid course in career, relationships…and in life.