CORA’s afterschool program, YOUTHCOR, has almost doubled services for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year to serve more children in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grant has increased CORA’s capacity to enhance and expand program offerings and partner with other organizations, such as the Settlement Music School, Yoga Child, the Franklin Institute and Top Hat Dance Studio. Many children have improved their school attendance in order to be eligible to attend YouthCOR’s afterschool clubs and participate in monthly family nights. Staff have collaborated with students and parents to organize activities focused on science, literacy and the arts, which are enjoyed by our YouthCOR families and the community.
“Family nights are important to afterschool programming because they provide opportunities to build rapport and strengthen the sense of community,” says Kyesha Green, CORA’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Supervisor, “Our parents love family nights and we usually have great participation. We have parents who make it a priority to be there.”
CORA Services operates high-quality Afterschool and Summer Camp programs during the critical hours when school is out and many caregivers are working.
Starting in 2017, CORA has rebranded our out of school time services as the “YOUTHCOR”. Programs are offered at six partner schools in local Philadelphia communities; outside-school-time care is provided by CORA at
- Loesche Elementary School
- Northwood Academy Charter School
- Pollock Elementary School
- Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
- Spruance Elementary School
- George Washington High School
Our programs are designed to offer fun, educational, recreational and arts experiences in a safe and controlled environment, that promote personal and group achievement and community-building.