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Project Cornerstone

SchoolsWho We Help: Schools

Our School Partnerships program empowers all members of the school community—students, parents and caregivers, teachers and staff—to reduce bullying, promote achievement and help all students feel valued and respected.

The programs are based on the research-proven developmental assets model and meet California Department of Education criteria for research-based youth development for the Safe and Drug Free Schools program. In addition, Project Cornerstone programs complement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and align schoolwide efforts to improve climate by changing student behavior. Our parent engagement programs, ABC and Los Dichos, have all been aligned with Common Core Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills.

To learn more about Project Cornerstone’s programs for schools, click one of the following categories:

To view a list of our current school partners listed by district click below:

To view reports of our partner districts with MOUs:

Click here to learn more about the trainings and services we offer our school partners:

Schools that fully participate in our programs show improved academic achievement, fewer behavior referrals and more students reporting a positive and caring school climate. We invite you to learn how Project Cornerstone helps schools build vibrant communities of learners:

  • Improving Student Achievement By Improving School Climate
    This brief document introduces the growing body of research about the importance of a positive school climate, and explains how Project Cornerstone’s programs help schools directly address the key elements that improve school climate that foster positive social development and academic achievement.
  • Success Story: Project Cornerstone Programs at Trace Elementary School
    An independent evaluation reveals a strong correlation between Project Cornerstone programs at Trace Elementary School and significant increases in academic performance and student perceptions of positive school climate.

For more information about our school-based programs, contact us at (408) 351-6482 or info@projectcornerstone.org.


“It is just amazing and wonderful how Project Cornerstone has become such a part of the way we do business! What a huge cultural and school climate shift you have helped initiate in this county to benefit social, emotional, and academic well-being of our kids.”
—-Lani Potts, Retired Assistant Superintendent, Cambrian School District


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