About Us

We believe in setting a great example for others.

Who We Are

We all come to this work from different places and backgrounds but our aims are the same. We’re building a community that supports Scholars and families with equity, accountability, partnership and kindness. Meet Team CORE…

Lindsay Harper

CEO & Founder

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin

Jeff Jones

Executive Director

“It doesn’t happen over night, it happens through the night.”

– Sweet Lou Collins

Barbara Molasky - Outreach Director

Barbara Molasky

Outreach Director

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Anjelou

Robert Woodard


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Richard Johnson - Alumni Coordinator

Richard Johnson

Alumni Coordinator

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Unknown
Jill Moat - Operations Director

Jill Moat

Operations Director

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Celinda Dominguez, LSW - Social Worker & 2Gen Manager

Celinda Dominguez, LSW

Social Worker & 2Gen Manager

“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life it’s about what you inspire others to do.” – Unknown
Vita Johnson - CORE Academy Manager

Vita Johnson

CORE Academy Manager

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn
Maritza White - Office Manager

Maritza White

Office Manager

“Always believe in yourself. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to.” – Anonymous
Renisha O’Donnell - Program Director

Renisha O’Donnell

Program Director

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”

– Langston Hughes

Elsi Carrera Sanchez - Social Emotional Champion

Elsi Carrera Sanchez

Social Emotional Champion

“Change is sometimes needed to better yourself, love yourself and truly be happy. Never stop working on the best you can be. It’s a lifelong endeavor.” – Anonymous
Fernando Garcia - Infomation Technology Specialist

Fernando Garcia

Information Technology Specialist

“People who wonder whether the glass is half full or half empty are missing the point. The glass is refillable.” – Simon Sinek

“CORE gave me the courage and skills to set higher expectations for myself. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the program and the people.”

- Adriana, Class of 2019

Board of Trustees

Amy Hunter, Chair

Rory Reid, Vice-Chair

Michelle Sanders, Secretary & Treasurer

Jessica Battaglia, Trustee

Bo Bernhard, Trustee

Jeff Jones, Trustee

Beverly Rogers, Trustee


We are a tax-exempt public charity in good standing under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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