Cornerstone Community Centers

Cornerstones operate in public housing developments maintained by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Cornerstones operate year-round during non-school hours, on weekdays, weekends and in the summer and they represent a Citywide collaboration between the Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

The variety of services offered include academic enhancement, afterschool programs and summer camps, career awareness/school-to-work transition, civic engagement/community building, community events, culture and arts, leadership/mentorship programs, life skills development, recreation/health and fitness, and snacks, lunch and evening meals on weekdays. Seven of our nine Cornerstones participate in the City’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI). Among the highlights of our Cornerstone Centers are: State of the Art Computer Labs, Music Recording Studios, Dance Studios, Fitness and Work-out facilities.

At our Cornerstones, we have developed a number of partnerships to enrich our service offerings. At the Cypress Hills Cornerstone, the Rogosin Institute – an independent, not-for-profit institution for research, treatment and prevention of kidney disease – donated equipment to outfit a computer lab for our participants.

Our partnership with Theater of War Productions brought a re-enactment of Hercules to the Pink Houses Cornerstone. Theatre of War promotes community-specific, theater-based projects that address pressing public health and social issues. After the performance, community members discussed how they could continue to support anti-violence measures within their families and the community.

Brooklyn-born ‘west elm’ has been giving back to Brooklyn through CAMBA’s Cornerstones including redesigning and furnishing the Teen Lounge and the Young Men’s Initiative meeting space at the Albany Cornerstone in Crown Heights.Their generosity shows youth the importance of corporate philanthropy.

These are just a few of the varied programs that bring communities and generations together, with a focus on a stronger, safer Brooklyn. To sign up to receive text message updates about our Cornerstone programs, click here.


Albany Cornerstone
at Albany Houses Community Center
164 Troy Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
T: (718) 363-2476

Boulevard Cornerstone
at Boulevard Houses Community Center
726 Stanley Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
T: (718) 272-0050

Brevoort Cornerstone
At Brevoort Houses Community Center
280 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233
T: (718) 493-3917

Cypress Hills Cornerstone
at Cypress Hills Houses Community Center
475 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
T: (718) 277-6641

Howard Cornerstone
at Howard Houses Community Center
90 Watkins Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212
T: (718) 495-5079

Penn-Wortman Cornerstone
at Penn-Wortman Cornerstone
895 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
T: (718) 649-1371

Pink Houses Cornerstone
at Pink Houses Community Center
2702 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, NY   11208
T: (718) 647-4800

Sheepshead Bay/ Nostrand Cornerstone
at Sheepshead Bay Houses Community Center
3679 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229
T: (718) 648-2053

Stuyvesant Gardens I Cornerstone
at Stuyvesant Gardens I Houses Community Center
214 Stuyvesant Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11221
T: (718) 455-3069