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Computer C.O.R.E. (Community OutReach and Education) helps low-income adults acquire the technological and life skills they need to pursue career aspirations.
Based in Baileys Crossroads, we also have 6 different site locations - Fairfax, Falls Church, South County/Rt 1 and Herndon. We offer an Introduction to Computing program that focuses on teaching clients computing logic so that they can acquire the necessary skills needed to be employed in the community. Courses cover the basics of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, hardware, and online applications. Volunteer instructors teach classes in a supportive, relaxed environment.
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at various points throughout the year such as Instructors and Assistants, Career Coaches, Job Placement Coaches, Tutors, Interviewers, Administrative Assistants, Volunteer Coordinators, Event Planners, Fundraisers and Grantwriters, Professional Consulting, Marketing, Writing, and Web team members, Special Event assistants, Computer Refurbishers, Database Administrators, and Board Members. See listings for current openings and help someone start to change their life!
Bus routes: metro bus 28A, Dash AT5, AT6. Bus from King or Braddock metro stops.
Computer CORE is a very interesting organization. Their administration is surviving on very low cost, but they have 6-7 classes of students in 6 locations, each class works with 3-4 teachers and assistant teachers that are really giving their best to help the students get computer career skills. They have probably about 50-70 students per semester and it's really admirable that the educational offer is so consistent. * 6 MONTHS of classes, twice a week, three hours a day, plus Saturdays (tutoring for the ones that missed classes or just need more help) * Curricula approved by NOVA and the possibility of getting Semester Credits (3- Computer Basics, 3- Career skills, 1- typing) * a ridiculous fee of only about 200 $ for all these, but for some students even these money are returned after graduation! As a volunteer, you feel respected and valued, and the students open up little by little and they are so friendly! .. Thumbs up for the sponsors!!!! Your money could not be donated better!