SAVE THE DATE: October 15-17, 2019 for the National CORE Conference in Little Rock!

The 2019 National Core Conference will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 15-17, 2019.

Details will be forthcoming soon! Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries will be hosting the conference.

2019 Catherine Hershey National Residential Excellence Awards

Click the link below to download a nomination form for the 2019 Catherine Hershey Awards. Completed nominations must be emailed to Jacqueline Scacco at Milton Hershey School before June 15, 2019. Jackie’s email address is included in the form.

2019 Catherine Hershey Award Nomination Form

Conference Hotel

The Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock has been selected as the conference hotel for the 2019 CORE National Conference. The room rate for the conference is set for $139 a night. There are two ways to reserve hotel rooms for the conference:

1.) The following direct link may be used for reservations:

Book a Hotel Reservation

2.) Guests can also go to the hotel web site which is and, when entering arrival and departure dates, there is an area where you are asked for a group/conference code. The conference code for CORE is CRX. The guest types the code in and hit next and it pulls rooms in the CORE block.

The group name is: Coalition of Residential Excellence. Attendees to the conference will need to arrive on 14-Oct-2019. The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. the following morning.

Conference Registration

We plan to begin the conference registration process at the beginning of June 2019. The conference theme is: “Moving Forward – Forever A Resource For Children and Families.” Please save the October 15-17, 2019 date on your calendars, and make plans now to be in attendance.