The Core’s facility was originally Allen County High School opening in 1941. After the consolidation of Scottsville & Allen County Schools in the early 1970s, the facility continued serving Allen County as a middle school and primary center. In 1998, the Allen County Board of Education made the property available for the purpose of becoming a full facility YMCA. Today, the history of the facility and its strong connection to Allen County is still visible with the original inscriptions over the front entrance and the senior pictures of graduating classes lining the halls. .
On Oct. 19, 2000, Steve Turner shared a vision for the facility during the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Today, those Core values of Fitness, Family, Faith and Fellowship are ever present.