Author Archives: Project Cornerstone

Project Cornerstone Celebrates Our Volunteers

School-based volunteers and school staff honored at annual celebration YMCA/Project Cornerstone’s annual Volunteer Appreciation event on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 honored the nearly 3,300 adult volunteers who generously donate their time to deliver Project Cornerstone’s School Partnerships programs in schools … Continue reading

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2013 Project Cornerstone Asset Champions Breakfast – Blow by Blow

By Soma McCandless So you missed our annual breakfast. Not to worry, details are below: People started flowing into our new location, the Santa Clara Convention Center, at 7:00AM. There was a 5 minute walk from the parking lot to … Continue reading

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Silent Auction Update

The ONE artwork created by Kathryn Otoshi for Project Cornerstone is now up to $500. Bids will be accepted until 3:00 Wednesday, 3/27/13. Email your bid to anne@projectcornerstone.org. The auction will continue at the Asset Champions Breakfast on Thursday morning … Continue reading

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Sometimes it just takes ONE Silent Auction

Award winning author Kathryn Otoshi created a one of a kind piece of art to celebrate her partnership with Project Cornerstone.  We are auctioning off the ONE Keepsake Box at our Asset Champions Breakfast on March 28th along with an … Continue reading

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Building Developmental Assets on Valentine’s Day! Sweet! by Brenda Serna

Kids need adults they can trust… Who did you turn to for advice, comfort, and understanding when you were young? Was there an adult you trusted and enjoyed talking with? If you had an adult outside your family who was … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Literacy Rate

By Linda Silvius If you are a regular follower of our blog, you may remember that I was lucky enough to travel to Cuba in January 2012 and when I wrote for our blog, it was about the amazing literacy … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas – Project Cornerstone Style

On the first day of Christmas, Project Cornerstone gave to me…. First Day An UPstander on the playground Second Day Two warm fuzzies Third Day Three role plays Fourth Day Four ABC readers Fifth Day Five parent groups Sixth Day … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead /’“Dia de los Muertos” by Brenda Serna

Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Meso-American holiday dedicated to the ancestors. The celebration honors both death and the cycle of life. It is also a way to remember people that have passed away, while acknowledging the relationships still … Continue reading

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Asset Building in 10 Seconds or Less by Lori Maitski

Building assets is the accumulation of thousands of moments in life in which a young person is valued, respected and known. Moments take seconds. Here are 10 ways to connect with young people and adults: 1 second          Smile 2 seconds        … Continue reading

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Intentional Acts of Kindness … even at Starbucks! by Soma McCandless

I had a busy day last Monday, and on the way home from work I passed a drive-thru Starbucks. I thought I might indulge in a nice fancy drink to brighten my day. So I ordered through the drive-thru speaker … Continue reading

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