CORE, Powered by The Rogers Foundation, is a local nonprofit that provides long-term support, social work case-management, and social emotional development to historically under-resourced students in Southern Nevada. Recently, it receives more than $500,000 through two grants from the City of Las Vegas. The funds include $68,000 from a Community Development Block Grant and $440,000 from the American Rescue Plan.
100% of CORE’s student scholars have achieved high school graduation, and after graduation, scholars are engaged with CORE through an Alumni Network to ensure that they stay on track and continue to reach for their potential. This goal is achieved through pursuit of three primary objectives:
- 1) Empowering students to thrive by providing leadership and social-emotional development, while also building strong networks of community support around Scholar families to address critical underlying needs;
- 2) Enriching Scholar lives through focus on whole person wellness and self-exploration;
- 3) Educating with purpose and passion by providing college readiness and career exploration programing for Scholars, in addition to workforce skills development, language, and educational opportunities for their families.
“With unprecedented need brought on through the disruption and uncertainty of the pandemic, the demand to support and uplift both students and families has never been higher in our community. These funds are pivotal to our ability to reach more families in Southern Nevada,” said CORE Executive Director Lindsay Harper.
For more information about CORE, please visit www.corewecan.org.