The mission of CORE Educational Services is to increase and broaden educational opportunities for older youth in out-of-school time through strategic partnerships with non-profit and for profit organizations as well as schools and government agencies.

Founded and incorporated in 2005, CORE Educational Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was created to fulfill a need for collaboration within the youth development community. Its founders recognized the value of joint ventures among service providers and invested time and energy in developing strategic collaborations. Members of the CORE board visited schools and district offices, attended youth development conferences, and hosted lectures pertaining to out-of-school time activities to develop strong relationships and alliances within the after school community. Ultimately, CORE created partnerships with non-profit organizations, for profit institutions as well as schools and districts in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.