Employment, Job Related

Computer C.O.R.E.

  • Falls Church, VA
  • www.computercore.org

Mission Statement

To help low-income adults acquire the technological and life skills they need to pursue career aspirations.

Main Programs

  1. CORE 6-Month Program

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Lynn O'Connell

Keywords

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CORE, Computer CORE, computer training, education, job training, employment

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EIN

54-1968428

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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100% of graduates become proficient in Microsoft Office and workforce skills, 53% receive 7 credits or more at NOVA for their work at CORE, and over 50% receive a pay raise or promotion, and/or went on to further education within one month of graduation.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

CORE 6-Month Program

CORE is serving the Northern Virginia community with our services: a 6-month program with: 1) Training in keyboarding, Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, and basic hardware; 2) A Success Strategy program that helps students identify their strengths and interests, set goals, develop resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing, and conduct a job search; 3) A refurbished computer for each graduate to use to continue developing their skills and to teach their families. Each year, over 200 adults graduate from our program.

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Population(s) Served

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Community Partnership - expand opportunities for CORE graduates to better serve community needs
    Employer Relationship - Engage employers in active partnerships with CORE
    Branding - Continue to professionalize the face of CORE
    Sector Training - Broaden CORE's support to students and increase our value to employers through sector training
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.

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Financials

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COMPUTER CORE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Computer C.O.R.E.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lynn O'Connell

BIO

Prior to joining CORE, O'Connell served as Executive Director for the Physician Assistant Foundation. She has also been a Foreign Service Officer, an adjunct professor, and a Director of Development for a school. O'Connell has a Masters in Philanthropy from Indiana University, a certificate in Non-Profit Management, and is a Fulbright Scholar. As an active community leader, she currently serves on the boards of Little Theatre of Alexandria, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and the Matrix Foundation and is an Alexandria Arts Commissioner. She is past president of the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau and Empowered Women International, a workforce development nonprofit which assists women immigrants. She has served as chair of the Junior League grantmaking committee and as a member of the Washington Area Women's Foundation Leadership Awards selection committee. Lynn is co-founder of a giving circle, begun in Alexandria in 2004.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Zafar Iqbal

Capital One

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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