Core (a 501(c)(3)) is a long-term, two generational, holistic, and collective impact model serving under-resourced students (“Scholars”). Scholars are accepted into Core starting in 6th grade after a home visit and parent interview. From 6th grade through 12th grade Scholars participate in after school and weekend programming; concurrently, their families work with Core staff to develop support networks, continue their own education, and develop the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. After graduation, Scholars are engaged with Core through their Alumni Network to ensure that they stay on track and continue to reach for their potential. NOVUS Architecture designed the new 25,000 SF Core Academy Resource Center with safety in mind, while creating an active and inspiring campus for the Scholars. Programming includes administrative office areas, middle school and high school classrooms, a multi-purpose room, health center, digital technology lab, flexible programming lab, art studio, reading nook, recreation room, food and clothing pantry.