Cornerstone Programs

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The Action Center’s Cornerstone programs provide after-school and out-of-school-time programs for the children and families of the Ocean Bay Housing Development and the Hammels Housing Development in Far Rockaway. It is a unique partnership and commitment to positive youth development between the NYC Department of Housing, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, NYCHA and The Action Center.Cornerstone provides a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment that engages youth in projects and activities that will broaden their horizons, foster appreciation for diversity, develop leadership and social responsibility, increase youth health, and expose youth to careers and avocations that build on their strengths and interests.In February of 2013,OceanBay became our pilot site for our Expressive Arts Therapy program for kids traumatized by Sandy. This program was funded by AmeriCares as part of Diana Nyad’s swim. We’ve been lucky to have the Department Head from Hostra Universities Creative Arts Therapy Unit leading the program.

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