Cornerstone Programs provide engaging, high-quality, year-round programs for adults and young people. Programs are located at 25 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Community Centers throughout the five boroughs. The Cornerstone Program is a program of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.
Cornerstone youth programs are designed to help participants acquire the skills and attitudes they need to graduate from high school, succeed in their chosen career, and give back to the community. Typical youth programs include:
* Literacy Programs * Tutoring * Homework Help * Financial Literacy/Planning * Computer Access * Project-Based Learning Opportunities * High School and College Prep * Math Clubs * Photography * Digital Recording * Recreational Activities – Dance, Wrestling, Boxing Conditioning, Soccer, Basketball, and Others * Healthy Eating and Living * Creative/Media Arts * Computers * Chess * Martial Arts
Cornerstone adult programs are designed to enhance skills and promote social interaction, community engagement, and physical activity. Typical adult programs include:
* Workforce Development and Referrals * General Educational Development (GED) * English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) * Parenting Skills * Family Relations * Tenant Education and Advocacy Cultural Activities * Computer Access and training * Intergenerational Programming * Cultural Activities