1998-2000

  • The Youth Alliance commits to lead a countywide developmental assets initiative. It is a collaborative of the following community-based organizations: YMCA of Silicon Valley; YWCA of Silicon Valley; Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Boys & Girls Club; and Estrella Family Services. Project Cornerstone is now an initiative of the YMCA of Silicon Valley.
  • A leadership team is recruited, headed by County Supervisor Blanca Alvarado, former San José Mayor, Susan Hammer and Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Colleen Wilcox.
  • Asset surveys are administered to 7,000 middle and high school students across the county.

2001-2004

  • A listening campaign is launched, resulting in our unique 41st asset—Positive Cultural Identity.
  • A Public Policy Team is formed to infuse assets into 17 cities and Santa Clara County government.
  • The first parent study group is formed and  the first Expect Respect youth workshops are launched.
  • School Partnerships work begins in 19 middle and high schools.
  • The California Department of Education incorporates the developmental assets into their criteria for the California Distinguished Schools award.

 

 

2004-2009

  • The ABC and Los Dichos parent engagement programs are launched in elementary schools.
  • Kids in Common incorporates developmental asset measures in their countywide Children’s Agenda.
  • The YMCA Board of Directors formally integrates Project Cornerstone into its organizational structure.
  • 1,500 adult volunteers deliver literature-based parent engagement programs in Silicon Valley schools.
  • School Partnerships work continues in over 150 schools, reaching more than 25,000 students.

 

 

2010-2015

  • Project Cornerstone received the Bold Steps for Children Award from Kids in Common.
  • The bilingual Preschool/Transitional Kindergarten program is launched.
  • Project Cornerstone received the Kaiser Permanente Thriving Volunteers Award in recognition of the contributions of our volunteers in Silicon Valley.
  • Asset surveys are administered to 38,000 students in 4th through 11th grades.
  • 2,800 adult volunteers delivered programs to 33,000 students in grades K-6.  2,342 youth are empowered in Expect Respect workshops. 1,200 teachers and parents are trained in the developmental assets framework.

2016-2019

  • Asset surveys are administered to 43,000 students in 4th through 11th grades.
  • Civil rights icon, Ms. Ruby Bridges speaks at the Asset Champions Breakfast.
  • 6,400 adult volunteers delivered programs to over 95,000 students in grades PK-8.  1,100 youth are empowered in Expect Respect workshops. 900 teachers and parents are trained in the developmental assets framework.
  • Project Cornerstone launches a Middle School asset building and SEL curriculum.