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FY 2005 OJJDP Congressional Earmark Programs

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $886,000)

The CORE Philadelphia Scholarship program's goals are based on youth having early awareness of financial resources to attend post secondary education. Providing financial resources beyond federal and state aid makes college affordable and as a result youth will attend; and with academic, programmatic and social supports youth will persist in college, thereby successfully completing a 2 or 4-year college degree. By providing academic supports, along with financial resources students will choose a college education as opposed to a life of delinquency and violence. The partnering CORE Philly colleges and universities, as well as the Federal and state financial aid agencies require applicants to use the Internet as a way of community and applying for financial aid to attend college, enabling the program to monitor the number of website hits to measure the success of information being retrieved. Also, by being a Philadelphia resident, students have the advantage to receive tuition assistance. Documentation of the success of this will be records of students' academic progress.NCA/NCF

CORE Philadelphia (CPS) aims to increase the access and retention of at risk students to higher education by taking both a direct student service intrusive counseling approach and systems improvement approach for addressing this issue. CPS works to identify and award as many CORE Philly Scholarships to qualified at-risk youth as possible. It also provides all CORE Scholarship recipients assistance with the college application and financial aid process as well as providing intrusive advising and retention support activities. The systems improvement approach focuses on CORE Philly working in partnership to organize and maintain a consortium of area programs that address youth service prevention issues via stay in-school, career and/or college access and retention programs for at-risk youth. The CORE Philly Consortium will consist of a working partnership involving CORE Philly and direct-service prevention programs, target middle and high schools, CORE Philly affiliated universities and other stay-in school, career and college awareness, access, preparation, and retention programs that service at risk youth. The consortium will establish a network for identifying and sharing best-practices and development of new and innovative programs for better servicing at-risk youth with a focus on stay-in school, career awareness, college and graduate school awareness and entry requirements. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2005