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About CORE

CORE is a minority-governed and community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit human services and community development organization, headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. CORE’s mission is to empower individuals, families and communities to access and maintain employment, gain independence, and live stable and satisfying lives in communities in which they become contributing and productive citizens. CORE strives to achieve its mission by helping clients stabilize their lives and access transitional or permanent housing. CORE’s programs strive to fully engage clients so they can take full advantage of extensive onsite, evidence-based programming grounded in comprehensive assessment, ongoing case management, and evidence-based practices. CORE’s case managers and program staff help clients use available programming to improve life skills, gain/regain interpersonal and employability skills, develop financial skills; develop or enhance job skills, access livable wage jobs, and permanent or transitional housing.  CORE provides more than 800 beds of emergency, transitional and shelter-based housing, case management, and the provision of vocational and other supportive services to New York’s most vulnerable and difficult-to-serve homeless families, single adults and runaway youth. CORE has successfully implemented programs funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS), NYC Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), NYC HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). CORE maintains a fundamental commitment to treat clients with dignity and respect as a foundation for helping them gain independence and self-sufficiency. CORE currently operates transitional, emergency, and shelter facilities in Brooklyn, Bronx and Upper Manhattan.

  • Adult Single & Family Emergency Housing;
  • Shelters for Adults and Homeless Families;
  • Residential Reentry Center and Alternative-to-Incarceration Programs;
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Transitional Living Centers

CORE is committed to recruiting staff members from communities we serve & from amongst former clients who have demonstrated their capacity for independent living in the community. Annual Filings 2015 Form 990

The CORE Team


Jack Brown, MSW CEO & President

Keisha A. Phipps VP & Chief Administrative Officer


Gary Glass CFO

Colleen Green

Colleen Green VP of Operations


Gordon Jackson VP Community Affairs


Wendy Weingart, Esq General Counsel

Juan Acosta Director of Facilities (Operations)

Mallory Jones CORE Services Group

Mallory Jones Director of Learning and Professional Development

Francisco Acosta Director of IT


Marie Martinez Business Manager & Chief of Staff


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