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Students receive a refurbished, low-cost computer for their household.
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Welcome to Computer C.O.R.E.
Building Careers and Community
Our mission is to teach low-income adults the technological and life skills needed to pursue their career aspirations.
Through computer training and job skills, CORE offers highly motivated, low-income individuals the opportunity to transform their careers and improve their lives.
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Students apply to participate in a six-month program designed to prepare them for all aspects of career from computer skills to resume writing and interview advice.
By the end of the course, students have the tools to achieve career success and are on the path to lifelong self-sufficiency.
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Skill Building Workshops
CORE offers workshops designed for community members seeking additional knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s ever changing job market.
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CORE relies on volunteers to keep our program running. Volunteers help make sure our students graduate with all the skills and tools they need for successful careers.
CORE is a community-based, volunteer driven organization, and your involvement makes our student sucesses possible!
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Student Success Stories
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News & Updates
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Thanks to all who contributed to Spring2ACTion this year– we raised over $13,000 thanks to all of your donations as well as a matching $5000 grant from the Mason Hirst Foundation. In other news, our spring workshops have begun but many have not started yet– sign up before they do! Fall admissions have begun as well–[…]
This year CORE is participating in Spring2ACTion in conjunction with our mid-year campaign. The Mason Hirst Foundation has offered a dollar-for-dollar match so every donation you make counts double. Please consider giving at https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/computer-core so that we can make the most of this opportunity! Note, the campaign does not start until April 11th, so you[…]
Do you have computer equipment that is not working properly? If your laptop or desktop is not working like it used to you can bring these items to Computer CORE on Saturday, April 22, and have a volunteer take a look and hopefully fix the problem – for free! Please contact Wade Stewart at 703.931.7346[…]
Starting in April, Computer CORE will hold Career Connections events every 2nd Wednesday of the month. These events are an opportunity for community members to expand a professional network through sharing job leads and exchanging resume and career tips. All job seekers, recruiters and guests are encouraged to attend. Please contact Quincy at 703.931.7346 ext. 104[…]
Computer CORE has begun admissions for the fall 2017 term that will start in July. Please come to an information session and start your journey toward computer skills and a better job! Please contact Shante at 703.931.7346 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
CORE relies on volunteers to keep our program running. Volunteers help make sure our students graduate with all the skills and tools they need for successful careers. Contact CORE at email@example.com or call 703/931-7346 ext. 101 about attending a volunteer orientation.
Students in this class will review and practice hands-on exercises to help them prepare to take NOVA’s math placement test. The class will begin with learning about math requirements at NOVA, based on each individual’s planned program of study. Then, students will work in small groups with their math instructor to learn and practice the[…]
Computer CORE thanks AOL for hosting a 2nd Monster Day in 2016. AOL summer interns spent the morning creating some gift packets for CORE’s incoming Loudoun and Herndon students who will start class on August 29. Thanks to all – and best wishes to the interns as they return to school.
Computer Core, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), and the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority (ARHA) combined efforts this April and May to offer a six-week hands-on course in computers. This course introduced fourteen ACPS parents to the basic skills needed to use a computer, including email, internet, google docs and sheets, and Blackboard. ACPS’ Family and Community[…]
For two years CORE has offered a 6-month program at Gum Springs Community Center in partnership with Fairfax County giving CORE students access to a modern computer lab in that community and allowing Fairfax County to increase their lab’s impact. Another group became interested in this arrangement – starting this year United Community Ministries (UCM)[…]