Educational Institutions

Philadelphia College Opportunity Resources for Education

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • www.corescholars.org

Mission Statement

The mission of College Opportunity Resources for Education (CORE) is to provide scholarships to enable youth to pursue higher education.

Main Programs

  1. CORE Promise Scholarship
  2. CORE AmeriCorps Success Ambassadors (CASA) Public Service Fellowship Program
  3. Raising Increased Savings for Education (RISE) IDA Savings Scholarship Program
Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Currently, our main scholarship- the CORE Promise Scholarship- is available to Philadelphia graduating high school students.

 

However, our new multi-school project-based learning initiative, S2P2, is available to students in Philadelphia, Newark, Charlotte and Boston.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2009

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Ms. Donyale Reavis

Keywords

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Scholarships Financial Assistance College Prep Resources

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Also Known As

Core Scholars Program

EIN

23-0355320

 Number

7982339332

Physical Address

1628 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1975 8 Penn Center

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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College Opportunity Resources for Education (CORE) is dedicated to uniting communities around the goal of ensuring that all of our children have access to college.

Programs

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Program 1

CORE Promise Scholarship

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Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Program 2

CORE AmeriCorps Success Ambassadors (CASA) Public Service Fellowship Program

Not available

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$35,000.00

Program 3

Raising Increased Savings for Education (RISE) IDA Savings Scholarship Program

Not available

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$500,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Currently, our main scholarship- the CORE Promise Scholarship- is available to Philadelphia graduating high school students.

 

However, our new multi-school project-based learning initiative, S2P2, is available to students in Philadelphia, Newark, Charlotte and Boston.

Funding Needs

CORE Philadelphia Scholarship, is the first of its kind in the nation to offer all high school seniors – whether from the public, private, charter or parochial systems – in Philadelphia a unique opportunity to attend select Pennsylvania colleges and universities. Over the past seven years, CORE has awarded over 16,000 Philadelphia students a total of more than $27 million dollars. Of our original group of CORE Scholars, 51% ultimately graduated from college over six years. S2P2 The mission of the CORE-STEM Scholar Pipeline Project (“S2P2”) is to improve and expand equitable access to STEM industry careers for young people from underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia, Boston, Newark, and Charlotte regions so that youth are better engaged in school and in their community, persistent through high school graduation, and prepared for post secondary opportunities and for the 21st Century Workforce.

Affiliations + Memberships

National College Access Network

National College Access Network

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PHILA COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Philadelphia College Opportunity Resources for Education

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Donyale Reavis

BIO

§ Facilitate program oversight and fiscal management
of $2M annual operating budget, including primary responsibility for ensuring
federal and state statutory compliance.
§ Designed
and funded new program initiatives, including AmeriCorps public service
fellowship program and a Grades 6-12 multi-city out-of-school learning
initiative, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
Scholars Pathway Program (S2P2).

Statewide Campaign Director                09/03 –
11/04
§ Managed $10M annual budget and operations of 13 PA
offices for national political committee.

Founder and Board President              
04/02 – 05/07
§ Supervised
five-person staff and served 1,000 students over five-year period.

Program Manager   09/97 – 05/98
§ Co-managed $250,000 federal technology grant while
providing direct assistance to Philadelphia public elementary schools to bridge digital divide issues.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The urgency of facilitating college education for Philadelphia’s young people has become an ever-present daily fuel for CORE’s work.

 

Day in and day out we focus on the bottom lines: how many of our awardees are actually graduating from college? Are we doing the best that we can do to serve our constituent young people? Your survey responses tell us anecdotally that we have been helpful.

 

What we do know for sure is that the young people of the city of Philadelphia have an indomitable spirit, strength, and final mile scholarship dollars, which are getting them to college. But this is not enough because we need to get them through college. There is still much work to be done.

 

- Donyale Reavis, Executive Director"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Tucker

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Term: Sept 2009 - Aug 2013

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