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Renisha O’Donnell Named Program Director of Non-Profit Core

Seasoned Education Professional Brings Passion for Building Successful Families to Youth-Focused Organization

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 11, 2018) – With a steadfast mission to strengthen character, build brilliant minds and create brighter futures for our community’s most under-served youth, non-profit Core, powered by The Rogers Foundation, has named Renisha O’Donnell as Program Director. In this role, O’Donnell will work in tandem with Executive Director Lindsay Harper and the team to oversee the implementation of the comprehensive Core program model.

O’Donnell brings a decade of education-focused and non-profit experience to her new role at Core. A passionate and engaged collaborator, O’Donnell will help develop a system to evaluate the current effectiveness and impact of the Core model, create policies and procedures to enhance the program structure and assist with building a strategic plan for the growth of the program.

“We are excited for Renisha to join the Core team,” said Harper. “Her unwavering commitment to strengthening families and eliminating barriers for students is inspiring and will certainly make a lasting and positive impact on our student scholars at Core as we continue our mission of changing lives.”

Prior to joining Core, O’Donnell served as the SOT Project Coordinator of the Clark County Education Association and as a program director with Communities in Schools (CIS) where she successfully led all aspects of development and implementation of the CIS plan. Prior to CIS, O’Donnell was the program supervisor over the Family Resource Center at Olive Crest. O’Donnell has a Master of Education degree in school counseling from Wilmington University. A native of New Jersey, O’Donnell enjoys music and involvement with the creative arts community.

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