Learning and support programs for kids & adults

Cornerstone Programs | NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Enrichment Grade-Schooler Pre-Teen Teen Young Adult Caregiver

Cornerstone Programs offer NYCHA residents opportunities for fun, learning, and support. Programs for youth and adults include:

  • tutoring
  • college prep
  • English for speakers of other languages and high school equivalency classes
  • workforce development
  • family relationship workshops
  • recreation, dance, and music classes
  • tenant education and advocacy

Programs are located at 94 NYCHA Community Centers throughout the five boroughs.

  • Programs are free and available to young people and adults
  • Enrollment for summer programs is every April
  • Enrollment for school-year programs for elementary-age youth is between August and September

Am I Eligible?

Cornerstone Programs are available to NYCHA residents who are Kindergarten-age or older.


I'm Ready To Apply

You can use Discover DYCD to find programs in your area. To get started:

  1. Go to the Discover DYCD website.
  2. Click “Show Advanced Search” in the “Basic Search” box
  3. Select “Cornerstone” from the “All Programs” dropdown

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