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Cornerstone Community Centers

​​​​​CAMBA’s Cornerstone Community Centers operate in NYCHA housing facilities during the after-school, evening and weekend hours. A variety of services include academic tutoring, community events, health and fitness activities, and evening meals are offered to youth, adults and families. Cornerstone Community Centers represent a ​collaboration between the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the NYC Housing Authority.

School Year Hours: Monday to Friday, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
School Year Evening Hours: Monday to Friday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. ​
Summer Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Summer Evening Hours: Monday to Friday, 6-11 p.m.
Summer Weekend Hours: Saturday and Sunday 3-​​​11 p.m.​


Albany Cornerstone

​164 Troy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY​​​​ 11213
T: (718) 363-2476

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the Albany Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Albany Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth
  • Career awareness/school to work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community building (youth leadership) 
  • Community events 
  • Culture and arts 
  • Leader/mentorship programs 
  • Life skills 
  • Recreation/health and fitness (health information and screenings) 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meal on weekdays 
  • Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)​​

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and adults
Clients Served Annually: ​165
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. ​​​​​​


Boulevard Cornerstone

726 Stanley Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
T: (718) 272-0050

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the Boulevard Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in East New York, Brooklyn. Boulevard Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement (tutoring, college/career readiness) 
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth 
  • Career awareness/school to work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community building 
  • Community events (Women’s History Month, open house, back to school) 
  • Culture and arts (theater arts) 
  • Leader/mentorship programs (female empowerment, CAPP-Peers and Choices Program) 
  • Life skills (financial literacy) 
  • Recreation/health and fitness (Shape Up NYC Fitness classes, Learn to Swim program, Sylvia Center Young Chef’s Program, Bike NY, Slow Foods) 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meal on weekdays 
  • Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)​​

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and adults
Clients Served Annually: 220
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.


Brevoort Cornerstone

280 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233
T: (718) 493-3917

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the Brevoort Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in East New York, Brooklyn. Boulevard Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement (tutoring, college/career readiness) 
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth 
  • Career awareness/school to work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community building 
  • Community events (Women’s History Month, open house, back to school) 
  • Culture and arts (Theater arts, adult line dancing, marching band) 
  • Leader/mentorship programs (female empowerment, Taking Responsibility, Making Choices) 
  • Life skills (financial literacy) 
  • Recreation/health and fitness 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meals on weekdays during the school year​

CAMBA also was selected for a Teen ACTION program at Brevoort Cornerstone. Sponsored by the NYC DYCD, Teen ACTION programs seek to cultivate an ethic of service, develop life skills and critical thinking skills, develop leadership skills and promote commitment to academic achievement through a chance to engage in structured learning, service projects and reflection. ​

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and adults
Clients Served Annually: 100+
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.​


Cypress Hills Cornerstone

​475 Fountain Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208​
T: (718) 277-6641

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the Cypress Hills Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in East New York, Brooklyn. Boulevard Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement 
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth 
  • Career awareness/school to work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community building (youth leadership) 
  • Community events 
  • Culture and arts 
  • Leader/mentorship programs 
  • Life skills 
  • Recreation/health and fitness (health information and screenings) 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meal on weekdays 
  • Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)​

Eligibility:​​ Grades K-12 and Adults
Clients Served Annually: 11​5
​​Referrals Accepted: No

​​​​This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.​​​

Howard Cornerstone

90 Watkins Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212
T: (718) 495-5079

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the Howard Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in Brownsville​, Brooklyn. Boulevard Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement 
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth 
  • Career awareness/school to Work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community building (youth leadership) 
  • Community events 
  • Culture and arts 
  • Leader/mentorship programs 
  • Life skills 
  • Recreation/health and fitness (health information and screenings) 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meal on weekdays 
  • Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)

Eligibility:​​ Grades K-12 and Adults
Clients Served Annually: 174
​​Referrals Accepted: No​

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.​​​​

Penn-Wortman Cornerstone

895 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
T: (718) 649-1371

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the Penn-Wortman Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in East New York, Brooklyn. Penn-Wortman Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement (tutoring, college/career readiness) 
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth 
  • Career awareness/school to work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community building 
  • Community events (Women’s History Month, open house, back to school) 
  • Culture and arts (theater arts, marching band) 
  • Leader/mentorship programs 
  • Life skills (financial literacy) 
  • Recreation/health and fitness (adult line dancing, football, basketball, soccer) 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meal on weekdays 
  • Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)

​CAMBA also was selected for a Teen ACTION program at Penn-Wortman Cornerstone. Sponsored by the NYC DYCD, Teen ACTION programs seek to cultivate an ethic of service, develop life skills and critical thinking skills, develop leadership skills and​ promote commitment to academic achievement through a chance to engage in structured learning, service projects and reflection. 

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and adults
Clients Served Annually: 204
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Communit​y Development.


Pink Houses Cornerstone
T: (718) 647-4800

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the P​ink Houses Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in East New York, Brooklyn. Pink Houses Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement 
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth 
  • Career awareness/school to work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community building (youth leadership) 
  • Community events 
  • Culture and arts 
  • Leader/mentorship programs 
  • Life skills 
  • Recreation/health and fitness (health information and screenings) 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meal on weekdays 
  • Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and adults
Clients Served Annually: 164
Referrals Accepted: Yes​​​​

​​​​This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.​​​​


 

Sheepshead Bay Cornerstone

3679 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY ​​​11229
T: (718) 648-2053

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the Sheepshead Bay Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in East New York, Brooklyn. Sheepshead Bay Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement 
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth 
  • Career awareness/school to work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community bu​ilding (youth leadership) 
  • Community events 
  • Culture and arts 
  • Life skills 
  • Recreation/health and fitness (health information and screenings) 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meal on weekdays

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and adults
Clients Served Annually: 165
Referrals Accepted: Yes​​​​

​​​​​This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.​​​


Stuyvesant Gardens I Cornerstone

​214 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11221
T: (718) 455-3069

Program Summary: CAMBA operates the Stuyvesant Gardens I Cornerstone Community Center in a NYCHA Housing Development in East New York, Brooklyn. Stuyvesant Gardens I​ Cornerstone is a hub for youth, adults and families to access integrated and comprehensive services, including:

  • Academic enhancement 
  • An after-school program and summer camp for youth 
  • Career awareness/school to work transition 
  • Civic engagement/community building (youth leadership) 
  • Community events  ​
  • Culture and arts 
  • Leader/mentorship programs 
  • Life skills 
  • Recreation/health and fitness (health information and screenings) 
  • Snack, lunch and evening meal on weekdays 
  • Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)

Eligibility: Grades K-12 and adults
Clients Served Annually: 176​​
Referrals Accepted: Yes​​​​

​​​​This program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.​​​​​​