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About CORE


To promote the advancement of healthy youth development and teen pregnancy prevention collaborative initiatives, by providing high quality, innovative, and in-depth research and evaluative services for public and private organizations.


  • Provide research and evaluation services to healthy youth development service providers, social service agencies, businesses, and other organizations in northwestern Pennsylvania to enable them to deliver the most effective services possible

  • Facilitate independent and collaborative research projects on a local, statewide, and national level to develop appropriate, comprehensive strategies for program development

  • Assist community organizations with the identification of funding sources and submission of competitive proposals

  • Provide independent evaluations; offering the client an objective view for identifying areas of improvement to sustain funding

  • Support the Healthy Youth Development Advisory Board and subcommittees by offering services that will assist in setting the framework for successful initiatives and results


  • Process and outcomes evaluations
  • Scientific literature searches and reviews
  • Grant proposal development assistance
  • Survey design and scale construction
  • Data collection including qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • Database development
  • Data analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Reports   

CORE Model of Intervention


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