CORE is the only national organization exclusively representing children’s homes and boarding schools providing residential (home-like) non-treatment related services to children living away from their families.

Our Mission

The Coalition of Residential Excellence (CORE) is dedicated to promoting professionalism and best practice in the delivery of services to children and families from hard places.

The organization provides legislative advocacy, public awareness and the representation of a united voice concerning the strengths and challenges associated with provision of residential family-like services in a continuum of care environment.

The Executive Director and CORE board members frequent Capitol Hill on a regular basis and provide representation of the needs of the CORE membership to legislators and their staff. In addition, the Executive Director is available to the membership through telephone and electronic communication.

Support services generated through the membership include camaraderie and networking of staff concerning issues of mutual interest, annual conferences, a forum to ask questions concerning policies and/or practices from other CORE members, information sharing, resources and technical assistance. The organization also recognizes and honors staff and alumni in several categories on an annual basis.

CORE-Coalition of Residential Excellence

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CORE is open to boarding schools, residential charter schools, children’s home, youth ranches and other residential education-based programs.