Computer CORE is a community-based, volunteer-driven organization, and partnerships are key to our success. We thank our partners for their commitment to helping students succeed. ► See current partners ↓

Partnership Opportunities

Success Strategies: Volunteers from Deloitte assist students with resumes & career development.

Success Strategies: Volunteers from Deloitte assist students with resumes & career development.

Computer CORE welcomes businesses, schools and community-based organizations throughout Northern Virginia to join us in building partnerships to serve workforce development needs in our communities. Our work is expanded by the ideas, resources and people we engage with through these partnerships.

Make an investment: One of the easiest ways to become a partner is to invest in our work, and we have various opportunities for ways to connect. Adopt a class, send a team to help conduct practice interviews or write resumes, or celebrate our students’ success by hosting our graduation. ►Download Corporate Support Opportunities 2018 (PDF)

We offer employee engagement opportunities as well as visibility for business partners that are working to improve the quality of life in our region. Your investment is guaranteed to make a difference today and to pay it forward.

distributionSend a group of students: Nearly one hundred community partners share information about our training programs with their networks. What works best is when a partner identifies a group that can take a class together. It could be clients that need specific skills, parents who want to stay connected to their children and school, or members of a faith community who will support each other over the course of the training.

Host a class: CORE partners with churches, community centers, and schools to run our 6-week and 18 week programs. We help strengthen the connections between our partners and their clients and networks, while also providing valuable computer and life skills for all participants.

How to Become a Partner

Would you like to explore a partnership with Computer CORE to build careers and community?

Contact Nora Lopez, (703) 931-7346, x104 or

Partner Success Stories

Bethel Church Partnership: Bethel Church committed to a partnership with CORE to send 10 members in need from their congregation to CORE’s 6-month program – and beyond that Bethel has offered to provide partial financial support for their training.

UCM Partnership: Since January 2013, CORE has offered our 6-month program at Gum Springs Community Center giving CORE students access to a modern computer lab in that community. In July 2013, our new partnership with UCM created a “bookend effect” around our 6-month class: UCM took responsibility for recruiting students from their workforce center and after these students graduated from our 6-month program in December, the students are assigned a UCM employment counselor to work with them to gain employment.



Our Funding Partners:

ACT for Alexandria
A.E.M. Corporation
Alexandria Fund for Human Services
Arlington Women’s Civic Alliance
Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Booz Allen Hamilton
Capital Impact Partners
City of Alexandria Community Partnership Fund
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Corina Higginson Trust
Don’s Johns Sanitation Services
Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board
Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool
Foley Hoag Foundation 
Gannett Foundation
Giving Circle of HOPE
Giving Together
Hess-Collins Family Fund 
Integrity Management Consulting
Ivakota Association
Jankowski Associates, Inc.
The Joy Fund
The Maple Tree Fund
Mason Hirst Foundation Fund
McMenamin Consulting Group
Meyer Foundation
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Northern Virginia Alliance League
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
Northrop Grumman Corporation
The Phase Foundation
Providence Presbyterian Church
Rotary Club of Alexandria
Rotary Club of Vienna
Stanley & Lucy Lopata Foundation
Suntrust Bank
Symantec Corporation
United Way of the National Capital Area—Impact Fund
Verizon Foundation
Vestige Consulting
Walmart Foundation
Washington Forrest Foundation
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Community and In-kind Partners


A.E.M. Corporation
Alexandria City Public Schools – FACE
Carpenter’s Shelter
Center for Naval Analyses

Cherry Bekeart LLP
Connections for Hope Partnership
Evoke Research and Consulting
Friends of Guest House
The Halo Trust
Herndon United Methodist Church
Hewlett-Packard Company
Holy Cow Gourmet Burger
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
Microsoft Corporation
National Governors Association
Northern Virginia Community College
Niles Bolton
Ten Thousand Villages
Vestige Consulting, LLC