CORE's students are primarily immigrants, individuals whose home-country education doesn't translate in the US, people of color. Seventy percent are women, many of whom have never touched a keyboard, have little or no computer skills, no bank account, formal savings, job connections, or workforce skills. They face a higher risk of job insecurity, inconvenient work hours, and lack of benefits – all intensified during COVID-19. CORE offers no-cost (virtual since mid-March) classes: keyboarding, internet research strategies, e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other basics. It also focuses on career navigation, application support, resume writing, mock interviews, job placement, and job retention guidance. CORE has made sure that students who need them have refurbished laptops and access to free or low-cost broadband. As the world turns increasingly digital – insistently so during this pandemic – the skills students learn are, literally, life-saving.