Mission Statement

College Opportunity Resources for Education (CORE) is dedicated to uniting communities around the goal of ensuring that postsecondary education is affordable and accessible for all.  CORE Scholars is the first scholarship of its kind to focus specifically on high school seniors –whether from the public, private, charter, or parochial systems living below the poverty line for an Individual Development Account (IDA) savings program.

Over the past nine years, CORE has awarded over 25,669 Philadelphia students a total of more than $30 million dollars. Of our original group of CORE Scholars, 58% ultimately graduated from college over six years.