CORE Program

The CORE Program provides 16 Wichita, Derby and Haysville area schools with Student Support Advocates (SSA). These Pando staff members partner with the school to develop student plans, build community through health and human service professionals, community groups and business partners to connect kids to services that will keep them in school. These connections build relationships to improve social and emotional skills and ensure basic needs are met.


Schools Served: 

  • Elementary: Wichita (Cloud, Jackson, Jefferson, Woodman), Derby (Cooper, Oaklawn), Haysville (Prairie)
  • Middle: Wichita (Curtis, Hamilton, Pleasant Valley, Truesdell), Derby (Derby and Derby North)
  • High: Wichita (North, West), Derby (Derby)



  • Over 1,400 Students
  • Average Daily Attendance: K-5 = 95% and 6-12 = 90%
  • 80% will show improvement in math and reading skills
  • 90% will graduate on time
  • 95% of students will not be expelled


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