By the time they graduate, CORE students have the tools to achieve career success.
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CORE provides career training for motivated adults in need.
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Thanks to all of our wonderful AOL Monster Day volunteers!
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Serving Northern Virginia now with seven class sites.
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One graduate says, "By helping the individual, you help the family as well.
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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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CORE’s mission: To help low-income adults acquire the technological and life skills they need to pursue their career aspirations, by providing computer skills and job search skills training to over 200 under- and unemployed adults in the Northern Virginia region each year. Volunteers are at the heart of CORE’s mission. Volunteers help ensure that our[…]
Are you looking to learn computer skills to help you find a better job? Computer CORE’s basic computer skills training program will give you an understanding of computers to help find and get a job. If you, or somebody you know, would be interested in registering for this program please come to an information session on one[…]
Are you looking for a way to learn new skills that will help you find a better job? These workshops are designed to help students become familiar with computer software and hardware through hands-on classroom training. These workshops are open to anybody who is interested, but space is limited so please sign up early to[…]
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)[…]