YMCA Project Cornerstone
80 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, 95051
80 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, 95051 Directions
Utilizing the research-based Developmental Assets model, Project Cornerstone has a number of school-based programs, trainings, and services which empower and engage youth, parents, and school staff to:
Our ABC, Los Dichos, Middle School, and Pre-K/TK curriculum fosters the development of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills in youth including: inclusion, diversity, tolerance, problem solving, respect, and conflict resolution. All of our programs promote a common language to be used throughout the school by youth, staff, and parents. Our Expect Respect leadership program empowers students to understand, identify, then develop an action plan to combat bullying and peer abuse. See menu at right for information on all these programs.
Parents and caring adults have an opportunity to volunteer through many of our programs, as well as participate in any of the Parent Training and Workshops we offer to school partners. These workshops can be presented as a general “parent education” program or for a specific group such as a PTA, ELAC, or a Principal Coffee. All workshops are available in English and/or Spanish.
We offer consultation services and staff development workshops to engage teachers and school staff. Training topics include: Introduction to Asset Building; Being UPstanders - Bullying Prevention; SEL and Asset Building; Building Assets on the Playground, and more.
Based on the research-proven Developmental Assets model, our programs can be utilized as part of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for achieving social and academic outcomes. In addition, Project Cornerstone programs complement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and align schoolwide efforts to improve climate by changing student behavior. Our parent engagement programs, ABC and Los Dichos, have all been aligned with Common Core Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills. Our programs assist schools and districts with meeting their LCAP requirements around school climate and parent involvement.