Operation HOPE is delighted to welcome a new addition to the HOPE family, Mrs. Cori Cain. Cori recently joined the Operation HOPE team as the Director of HOPE Corps and Commitments where she will focus on recruitment and support of volunteers and partners.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Cori V. Cain received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University in 2001. She immediately continued her studies at Gallaudet University obtaining a Master’s degree in Deaf Education with a focus in Family- Centered Education. Cori’s professional career started as a Deaf Educator and an Early Intervention Specialist working with families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children birth-3. During that time, her passion and advocacy around literacy and the importance of school readiness grew She later went on to serve in a leadership capacity as Senior Director for Early Childhood Education with the United Way of Greater Atlanta In that role, Cori led community initiatives focused on School Readiness with national and local partners, managed a 6 million dollar endowment, which funded local efforts supporting school readiness, and served on various advisory committees in the early childhood community. Continuing to support her passion of access and equality for all children, Cori worked on the leadership team of the Rollins Center for language and Learning at the Atlanta Speech School where she was responsible for Strategic Partnership Development.

Cori is married and a mother of four boys, she enjoys spending time with the boys, her husband, friends, family and traveling.