Cornerstone Center aspires to strengthen low-income, high-risk families by providing a wide range of education and support services. Believing that we can only enhance the future of children by improving the present for their parents, Cornerstone Center offers a variety of parent support initiatives. Knowing the powerful link between nutrition and cognition, we have created an exemplary meal program, which includes infant formula and organic baby food; the cost of this program exceeds USDA reimbursements by $30,000 annually. Knowing how often low-income children are pressured into premature toilet training in order to reduce the strain on the family budget, we provide diapering supplies for 80 infants and toddlers; this project costs the Center $18,500 annually.
Regular parent/teacher education meetings develop a common vocabulary between home and school. These sessions help break down barriers and forge the kind of strong, supportive partnerships that lead to school success. Additionally, the school provides scholarships for most students and offers Head Start services for preschoolers.