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. Two of our Cornerstones participate in the City’s Youth Mentoring 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 CAMBA’s Pink Houses, Albany, and Howard Cornerstones we operate SNL (Saturday Night Lights). SNL is a program through the NYPD, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the city’s five district attorney’s offices and several city agency partners, community based organizations and foundations where gyms at these locations provide free, high-quality sports programs for kids on Saturday nights.

At our Cornerstones, we have developed a number of partnerships to enrich our service offerings. At the Cypress Hills Cornerstone and the Howard 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.

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. They also redesigned and furnished the Recreation Room, Teen Lounge, Art Room, Reception area and Dining Room at Brevoort Cornerstone in Bedford Stuyvesant, and in 2023 west elm generously provided furnishings for our Stuyvesant Cornerstone location. There have been significant increases in attendance and active participation at the cornerstone programs after the redesigns. West elm plans to continue to work with 2 Cornerstones a year until all of our sites have been upgraded. Their generosity demonstrates the importance and impact 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.

Contact

Albany Cornerstone
at Albany Houses Community Center
164 Troy Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
T: (718) 226-0482

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) 226-0415

Cypress Hills Cornerstone
at Cypress Hills Houses Community Center
475 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
T: (718) 226-0484

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) 226-0483

Sheepshead Bay/ Nostrand Cornerstone
at Sheepshead Bay Houses Community Center
3679 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229
T: (718) 226-0429

Stuyvesant Gardens I Cornerstone
at Stuyvesant Gardens I Houses Community Center
214 Stuyvesant Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
T: (718) 226-0481 x50402