YMCA Project Cornerstone
80 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, 95051
80 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, 95051 Directions
Project Cornerstone developed the Los Dichos program to help Spanish-speaking parents better support and become more involved in their children’s education and instill a sense of positive cultural identity in their children. Los Dichos volunteers are trained in Spanish by a bilingual/bicultural Project Cornerstone staff member in the principles of positive youth development, including the importance of parent involvement in education. Each month, Los Dichos volunteers read specially selected bilingual books in the classroom and lead activities and discussions about topics including tolerance, family pride, peaceful conflict resolution, and other important values.
The impact of Los Dichos is threefold:
The following documents provide an overview of the Los Dichos program.