CORE photoband shows people participating in an activity with balls at the PYD Summit, the CORE office building, and three students at an event.

Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation

The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation (CORE) is located at Penn State Behrend and is an outreach effort of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Through the generosity of Susan H. Hagen, CORE was established in 1998 to provide research, evaluation, and proposal development services to teen pregnancy prevention providers. The Center has broadened the original focus of teen pregnancy prevention to encompass positive youth development.

CORE is dedicated to achieving excellence in client services through an ongoing commitment to education, research, and the community.

Students play a game with colorful balls at a CORE event.

CORE offers many events throughout the year—from trainings to networking.