In the aftermath of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, a compassionate community was revealed to the world. Students, faculty, staff, and community members were caring actively.
Then, we set out to build compassionate campuses beyond VT.
Kindness builds community, but these acts fade away without recognition
Recognition encourages kindness, but physical and mental barriers stop the recognition of others
Psychological barriers can be overcome with research-based programming!
We formed the Cor Foundation Inc.
The Cor Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, which translates scientific research into school-based youth programs and research-based practices for school personnel to facilitate prosocial development and reduce violence in K-12 schools and higher education.
We chose "COR"!
A culture of sincere, genuine caring for others is our north star.
Our name is derived from the Latin root “Cor” (heart) -- “to say it with all the heart; to be sincere.”
We use COR as a variation of CORE, which has applications across fields: computers and technology, media, science and academics. For us, COR refers to an adaptable framework that can be customized to meet others' needs most effectively.