Cornerstone Initiative (CSI)

The Cornerstone community centers provide youth, ages 5 through 21, with academic enrichment, homework help, access to recreational activities, computers, arts and crafts services and much more.  The centers benefit adults by providing workforce skills, including resume writing, interviewing techniques and job exploration strategies.  Residents are exposed to cultural, community and civic engagement activities and offered General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction.  The Cornerstone initiative is modeled after the Department of Youth and Community Development Beacon Center, with which Medgar Evers College has over twenty years of experience. 

Cornerstone Sites
 
Tilden 
Ms. Althea Hickson
630 Mother Gaston Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Email: ahickson@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 495-0910 

Van Dyke I  
Ms. Saundra Johnson
392 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212             
Email: sjohnson@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (347) 295-2054 
 
Saratoga Village 
Ms. Patricia Lawrence
940 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233           
Email: pclawrence@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: 347.915.0862

Marcus Garvey
Ms. Ruth Myers
20 Amboy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Email: rmyers@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 649-3972 
 
Langston Hughes
Ms. Jestina Eubanks
301 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Email: jeubanks@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (917) 893-8215