Message from Site Director(s)

Dear Butler Cornerstone Family,

Welcome to the new home of Butler Cornerstone – we are excited for another year and look forward to using this page to keep you updated on news, events, as well as shining the DFOY spotlight on parents, staff, or participants through the DFOY Agent of Change highlighted below. We also encourage you to follow DFOY on social media to see more content from our activities, along with with other DFOY programs. Just click any of the social media icons on the top right of this page to follow DFOY!

This year we have eight returning team members along with new staff who are excited to expand and improve program. Butler Cornerstone Community Center has Elementary, Middle, High, Young Adult, and Adult programming where activities include: after-school, teen center, and GED classes for young adults and adults. During the school year our Cornerstone programming schedule is: Monday – Friday, 2pm – 10pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm. During the summer, programs run: Monday – Friday, 8am- 11pm and Saturday and Sunday, 3pm – 11pm.

Please feel free to reach out at any time! We have included our contact information below and look forward to being in touch throughout the year.

Sincerely,

Address: 1368 Webster Ave, The Bronx, NY 10456

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Quarterly Update

We are excited about kicking off the second half of our program year for 2019-2020 ! We would like to highlight our evening program which is open middle school and high school students. We kicked off this year by hosting Winter Kick Off where participants played ping pong, foosball, old school arcade games, and were entered into our monthly raffle. Lucky participants won brand Nike sneakers or movie tickets. Our participants also went to see the new Bad Boys movie before its official release date, and we closed out the month with an in-house Ice Cream Social and Movie Night. We are excited about our upcoming cooking classes where participants will decide on the menu, shop for ingredients, and prepare the meals themselves before serve their peers.

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Events Calendar

Check out our calendar below to see what is coming up!

  • Feb 14
  • Love Day
  • Feb 17-21
  • Vacation Camp
  • Feb 28
  • Black History Month Presentation
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    Agent of Change

  • Butler wishes to highlight our 2019-20 Urban Ambassadors because of their sustained commitment to improving the community.  Members of Urban Ambassadors have attended City Council meetings, conducted voter registration outreach efforts, aided in the delivery of food to the elderly, and have even been selected for our local Tenant Association Board. Our Urban Ambassdors have made our community safer, happier, and healthier!

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