Cornerstone Builders provides services to individuals and families who have been impacted by incarceration. Cornerstone Builders Re-entry Services is focused on reducing recidivism rates and works with men and women who are at-risk for re-offending. Cornerstone Kids is a mentoring program for youth with an incarcerated parent or relative and at-risk youth between the ages of 9-17.
Mass incarceration is the final chapter in the struggle from slavery to this day. – Ronnie Moore, renowned New Orleans civil rights leader
Cornerstone Builders Re-entry Services
Cornerstone Builders Re-entry Services is focused on reducing recidivism rates and works with men and women who are at-risk for re-offending. Formerly incarcerated people are likely to recidivate without intervention. This branch of Cornerstone Builders empowers participants to regain control of their lives in order to lead lives of joy and dignity.
Cornerstone Builders does prison in-reach up to six months prior to release and works with participants once they are released to provide wrap-around services in order to help individuals transition successfully. Wrap-around services include case management and workforce development to address essential needs such as housing, job placement, benefits enrollment, and health care.
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Cornerstone Kids Mentoring Program
Cornerstone Kids is a mentoring program for youth ages 9-17. We serve children with an incarcerated parent or relative, and at-risk youth. Our mentoring program promotes positive social-emotional development by engaging youth in a supportive one-on-one mentoring relationship.
Having an incarcerated parent increases the likelihood of a child living in poverty and experiencing household instability. Cornerstone Kids helps youth increase their self-confidence and achieve their goals, therefore helping them to avoid repeating the cycle of incarceration. Mentors support youth in developing their strengths, talents, and personal life goals. Mentors make a one-year commitment to be matched with a mentee, and through participation in one-on-one activities and group activities, mentees gain the competencies and skills needed to reach their full potential.
The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118:22-24