Local education non-profit CORE is grounded in the notion that all students deserve an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances. This is particularly crucial in middle school. CORE is thrilled to announce that its program which was originally established at West Preparatory Academy is continuing to grow for the 2023-2024 school year with the launch of new sites in North Las Vegas at Swainston and Findlay middle schools. Additionally, CORE is welcoming a new cohort of middle school students at West Prep.
The impact of CORE on the Scholars, families, and community is profound and undeniable, particularly in the North Las Vegas zip codes that CORE serves. CORE Scholars historically achieve a compelling range of positive outcomes including increased GPA, higher rates of promotion to the next grade, higher high school graduation rates, and higher acceptance rates into college/vocational schools. CORE’s multi-generational approach also provides support for parents from program staff and community partners allowing families to better meet their fundamental needs, ensuring Scholars stay on track for school.
“Programs like CORE are crucial in ensuring that middle school students and their families receive the support and resources they need to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially,” said Executive Director Jeff Jones. “I’m a native Las Vegan and the North Las Vegas area was my backyard growing up. I couldn’t be happier that CORE will be partnering with Swainston and Findlay and digging in to help make a positive impact on the community.”
Dedicated to ensuring historically underserved students and their families achieve economic mobility and lead choice-filled lives, the CORE model focuses on a long-term cohort of students/families from 6th grade through 12th grade. Scholars participate in the afterschool, weekend, and summer programming to enhance their academic, social-emotional, and leadership skills. Concurrently, their families work with CORE staff to develop support networks, continue their own education, and enhance the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. After graduation, Scholars are engaged with CORE through an Alumni Network to ensure that they stay on track and reach their full potential. The entire CORE Scholar experience is provided free of charge to participating families.
Home of the Thunderbirds, Theron L. Swainston Middle School strives to accelerate learning for all students while holding high expectations for student achievement, helping them to become well-rounded, independent individuals. Home of the Flyers, Findlay Middle School is committed to empowering all students to continually pursue knowledge and become productive citizens of a global society.
“Swainston Middle School is excited to partner with CORE,” said Melody Kriedler, Assistant Principal of Swainston. “We love what CORE represents and the positive impact it will have on our students and their families' lives.”
CORE, powered by The Rogers Foundation, believes all children and families have the right to reach their full potential and pursue individual success. With a mission to empower, enrich and educate underserved children to lead choice-filled lives, the non-profit is a long-term, two-generational after-school and weekend program that focuses on the individual needs of each student scholar and their family. For more information, follow on Facebook, Twitter , and Instagram, or visit www.corewecan.org.