What's Our COR?
Reshaping and Redefining Someone's Future - Even Ours - Starts Here.
The root of the word courage is COR, which is the Latin word for heart. And for us, courage and heart encapsulate everything we do. Having courage and heart means we envision a realistically optimistic future for our students. We are the guardians of this vision, and protect it from the disbelief of others, including the students themselves. We come to COR with a heart for this work and the belief that we can have an immeasurable impact.
Jennifer believes strongly in making connections for positive change, especially with and among women looking to make a difference. After earning degrees in Business Administration and Taxation, and a CPA license, Jennifer had a successful career working in the tax departments of Ernst & Young, First Data, and The Coca-Cola Company. She later joined the non-profit world - first as a volunteer and ultimately, as a finance executive. She co-founded COR because after many years in this capacity, she saw an immediate need to address the severe gap in educational opportunities afforded to students across varying schools and neighborhoods in Atlanta.
Jennifer Bartl, LMFT
Co-Founder / Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer brings years of strategic program development and program leadership as a co-founder of COR. She has worked as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the fields of Behavioral Health, Addiction, and Child Welfare for over 20 years, lending her zeal and talent to school-aged youth. She was instrumental in the development of school based mental health clinics, and securing funding to start after-school programming for children and substance abuse prevention/education programming for at-risk adolescents. She partnered with over 25 community stakeholders to establish a local collaborative system of care in Atlanta that serves to decrease healthcare disparities and increase access to health services and community resources. Jennifer has been recognized for her work on social justice issues, especially those that impact women, people of color, and other marginalized groups, and has been featured on local and national television and radio news programs.
Jennifer Greenlee, LCSW
Co-Founder / Director of School Programming
Jennifer is dedicated to uplifting communities, eliminating barriers to services, and working with youth to realize their full potential. She is committed to prevention, cultural awareness, and serving trauma-impacted populations. She spent the last decade developing school-based mentoring programs serving homeless and unaccompanied youth - reaching hundreds of youth in 11 Fulton County High Schools. She's spoken nationally to share the impact of this model and to encourage other nonprofits to develop similar programs. She co-founded COR so she could bring her enthusiastic and unique brand of social work, child welfare, and social justice to the most in-need students in Atlanta.