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 believe in equity, accountability, partnership and kindness which drives our work and our curiosity. Meet Team CORE…

DRIVER

Robert Woodard

ALUMNI COORDINATOR

Richard Johnson

SCHOLAR ADVOCATE

Albert Haylock

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Shamieka Oliver

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Jill Moat

SOCIAL WORKER

Celinda Dominguez, LSW

CHARACTER EDUCATION GURU

Vita Johnson

ADVISOR

Ana Avalos-Garcia

ANNUAL GIVING DIRECTOR

Liberty Leavitt

OFFICE MANAGER

Maritza White

PROGRAM MANAGER

Melvin King

GRANT WRITER

Elizabeth Dilly

COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH MANAGER

Joe Kennedy

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Renisha O’Donnell

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Barbara Molasky

Lindsay Harper
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Lindsay Harper

DRIVER

Robert Woodard

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.
ALUMNI COORDINATOR

Richard Johnson

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

– Unknown
SCHOLAR ADVOCATE

Albert Haylock

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery but none but ourselves can free our minds.”

– Bob Marley
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Shamieka Oliver

“You are the designer of your destiny; you are the author of your story.” 

— Lisa Nichols
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Jill Moat

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

– Mahatma Gandhi
SOCIAL WORKER

Celinda Dominguez, LSW

“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life it’s about what you inspire others to do.”

– Unknown
CHARACTER EDUCATION GURU

Vita Johnson

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!”

– Audrey Hepburn
ADVISOR

Ana Avalos-Garcia

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

– Maya Angelou
ANNUAL GIVING DIRECTOR

Liberty Leavitt

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

The ultimate genius – Dr. Seuss
OFFICE MANAGER

Maritza White

“Always believe in yourself. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to.”

– Anonymous
PROGRAM MANAGER

Melvin King

“To get lost is to learn the way.”

– Anonymous
GRANT WRITER

Elizabeth Dilly

“An offense against language is always an offense against the mind, a darkening of the world, a breath of the ice age.”

– Franz Kafka
COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH MANAGER

Joe Kennedy

“Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.”

– Hillary Rodham Clinton
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Renisha O’Donnell

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

– Langston Hughes
OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Barbara Molasky

“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 Angelou
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Lindsay Harper

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

― James Baldwin

“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

Beverly Rogers, Chairman, The Rogers Foundation

Rory Reid, President & COO, The Rogers Foundation

Amy Hunter, Managing Partner, The Simmons Group  |  Chairwoman for CORE Board of Trustees

Michelle Sanders, Director of Finance & Administration for the Rogers Foundation

Marcus William, Retired Internal Revenue Service Regional Director, Consultant

Financials

Audited Financial Statements: 2016 // 2017 // 2018

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

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