Corner Stone Initiative (CSI)

The Cornerstone Initiative 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.  Tenants 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. Saundra Johnson
630 Mother Gaston Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Email:sjohnson@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 495-0910 / (718) 922-3200

Van Dyke I  
Ms. Saundra Johnson
392 Blake Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212             
Email:sjohnson@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 485-3974/3975/3976 
 
Unity Plaza 
Ms. Patricia Lawrence
576 Blake Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207             
Email: plawrence@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 346-4807 
 
Seth Low 
Mr. Anthony Jones
137 Belmont Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Email:anjones@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 345-1205 
 
Marcus Garvey
Mr. Luis Celestino
20 Amboy Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Email:lcelestino@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 649-3972 
 
Langston Hughes
Ms. Justina Eubanks
301 Sutter Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Email:jeubanks@mec.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 922-3255