Cornerstone Collaborative Florida, Inc

Boynton Beach, FL   |  http://www.cornercollab.org

Mission

The Collaborative's mission is to end poverty and disrupt persistent community violence.

Ruling year info

2019

CEO

Keenyn D. McFarlane

Main address

8870 Kettle Drum Ter

Boynton Beach, FL 33473 USA

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EIN

82-5500021

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Health Support Services (E60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Collaborative's mission is to end poverty and disrupt persistent community violence. By developing and delivering innovative education/training pathways, employment opportunities, healthcare, legal advocacy, and related programs, the Collaborative will increase wealth attainment, entrepreneurship and employment, promote positive health and wellness outcomes, lower incidents of domestic/community violence, and reduce recidivism, leading to stable, healthy, and economically vibrant neighborhoods.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Improving Community Public Health

Cornerstone strengthens individual and community health by delivering cardiac screening and diabetes testing. Cornerstone engages in outreach, to provide printed and electronic health information to health-seekers.

Population(s) Served

The “Initiative to End Misogyny” (ITEM) aims to engage boys who are age six (6) and older and men of any age in educational programming and community awareness activities that encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. The emphasis of effort for this population is to strengthen the effectiveness of community mentors and support networks and to provide civil legal assistance programs serving people who have experienced misogyny or toxic masculinity or are at risk of domestic violence. This effort promotes community networks and innovation through four Core Elements of the Initiative: Healing and Repairing Community, Addressing Toxic Masculinity at All Ages, Providing Civil Legal Support, and Mentorship.

Population(s) Served

A continuing need of rural farmers is demand-access to water through water storage and water catchment systems. The soil profile in Jamaica is mainly limestone. Although it rains often, the water does not hold effectively within the soil to support sustained year-round farming. Moreover, many farms are maintained on reclaimed land that was previously mined for bauxite, presenting the risk of water contamination or other adverse spillover effects. Climate change has heightened the struggle for proper irrigation as farmers can experience prolonged periods of drought. For this reason, proper irrigation of farms and water storage has been a constant challenge.
Cornerstone seeks to measurably improve the ability of rural farmers in St. Ann, Jamaica to access water for year-round and sustainable agriculture for food production.

Population(s) Served

The purpose this program is to provide a safe haven and mentoring services to adolescents and young adults ages of 13-19 years old in response to increasing crime, and teen and gang violence. The program takes place monthly during which professionals speak to the teens about relevant and current topics that will inspire and motivate our young people to be successful, graduate high school, and attend college or post secondary education with the ultimate goal "giving back" to their communities. The mentoring program has a community service component and includes alignment of the teen's interests with caring and committed professionals with whom they can begin and foster an inspirational relationship while having brunch. The mentors and teens play a friendly game of basketball or volleyball against and with each other at the end of each monthly gathering.

The Brunch and Ball Mentoring Program was co-created over 10 years ago by then Executive Director of the Dorchester YMCA Ms. Kathy Townsend and Cornerstone's Executive Director for New England, Mr. Francois Fils-Aime.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Collaborative aims to:
(1) provide advisory assistance and support to proven-risk individuals and so-called "Opportunity Youth"
(2) engage community partners in the development of pathways leading to entrepreneurship and employment supporting neighborhood revitalization;
(3) establish a sustainable regional service delivery model which is capable of replication to attain social and economic justice.
(4) promote positive health, nutrition, and wellness for individuals and communities,
(5) disrupt the school to prison pipeline
(6) lower recidivism in the justice system
(7) end cycles of community violence and generational poverty through financial literacy and economic opportunity, and
(8) establish social impact finance models to reduce government spending.

Cornerstone Collaborative develops and executes strategies to promote positive living and community-led improvement through its various program interests. Cornerstone works with program partners to improve the individual and general living condition among the population being served. Cornerstone works directly with individuals and with community partners to improve access to and participation in positive program activity aiming to reduce violence and create wealth. Cornerstone promotes physical, mental and spiritual wellness and community connections through its partnering organizations.

Cornerstone Collaborative serves as a catalyst for community engagement and to coordinate public/private initiatives with community partners addressing the need for education, training, housing, health, legal advocacy, and opportunities for wealth creation. Cornerstone supports the efficient delivery of advocacy, education and social services by avoiding duplication of effort, developing best practices and through the utilization of technology. Cornerstone’s Collaborative partnering organizations share expertise to provide the highest level of program delivery, legal support, health care, and community development. Cornerstone serves as a statewide convener for program oversight, administration and fundraising to establish an efficient service model.

Cornerstone Collaborative Florida (CCF) has established expert direct services and management leveraging its professional staff and expanded strengths through collaborating organizations. CCF has adopted best-practice project management and accounting systems and processes and staff to properly utilize and account for program funds received from various sources. Its Board of Directors is comprised of accomplished business people and dedicated community members from various parts of the United States. The CCF governance and management team provides leadership with its collective experience working in collaboration with community groups, medical partners, K-12 education, higher education, and client-focused organizations.

Cornerstone is continually developing its Ecosystem for Community Development comprised of individuals and organizations who share an abundance of willingness to serve others through innovative and effective approaches.

Cornerstone has promoted and delivered programs in community health and wellness and is developing reading literacy and teacher improvement programs for the near future, subject to the availability of funds.

Also on the horizon is replication of Cornerstone efforts in other states such as Massachusetts, Missouri, and Colorado, to name a few.

Financials

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Operations

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Cornerstone Collaborative Florida, Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew G. March, Esq.

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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