Project Cornerstone: Changing School Climates
Project Cornerstone is committed to helping all youth in Silicon Valley feel valued, respected and known.
Sobre Sua Organização
Nome da Organização
YMCA of Silicon Valley - Project Cornerstone
Página da organização na internet
País da organização
Estados Unidos , CA, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Países onde este projeto vem gerando impacto social
Estados Unidos , CA, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Sua organização é
Seu papel na Educação:
Natureza da escola na qual seu projeto está afiliado:
Pública (mensalidade gratuita)
Há quanto tempo sua organização está em operação?
Mais de 5 anos
As informações que você fornecer aqui serão usadas para preencher todas as partes do seu perfil deixadas em branco, como interesses, informação da organização e website. Nenhuma informação do contato será tornada pública. Por favor, desmarque aqui se você não deseja que isso aconteça..
Selecione o estágio que melhor se aplica à solução
Expandindo (o próximo passo é aumentar o impacto em escala local ou mesmo global)
Há quanto tempo seu projeto está em atividade?
Em execução por mais de 5 anos
A necessidade: Qual é o problema que você está tentando resolver?
Project Cornerstone is committed to helping all children and teens in Silicon Valley feel valued, respected and known. Project Cornerstone’s School Partnerships program seeks to empower students, school staff, and parents to develop and implement strategies to decrease bullying and create caring, supportive, safe environments. Our programs and services help school communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.
A Solução: Qual é a sua solução? Seja específico!
Making true change in a school climate can only happen when all the stakeholders work together. Project Cornerstone works with students, school staff, and parents through four program elements—staff training, parent training, parent engagement programs, and peer abuse/bullying prevention workshops—to provide the foundation to create a caring school climate. Through these programs students learn the skills of respect, tolerance, honesty, peaceful conflict resolution, taking a stand against bullying behaviors and refusing to participate in gossip. Parents learn how to support their children and the importance of supporting all children in the community. Staff members learn new strategies to be intentional in their asset building with students and to utilized the strengths parents can bring to the school environment.
O Modelo: Demonstre através de um exemplo específico como sua solução faz a diferença; inclua suas atividades primárias
All four program elements— parent engagement programs, peer abuse/bullying prevention, parent training, and staff training —build developmental assets and work to build a caring school climate. The peer abuse/bullying prevention program and parent engagement programs are considered model programs delivered to students during school hours.
• The parent engagement program increases parental involvement in elementary schools. Adults share selected books and lead activities and discussions that help students understand how to develop strong friendships, stop bullying and create a common language to discuss behaviors at their school. (English/Spanish)
• The peer abuse/bullying prevention program empowers youth to identify and directly address bullying problems on their campus and to create a new normal on the campus. The students with the support of staff create and implement an action plan for their campus.
• The parent training program helps adults understand and make a stronger commitment to supporting young people and provides tools, exercises and strategies to help participants fulfill their commitment.
• School staff trainings and consultations help schools examine the factors that contribute the most to school success, the importance of building positive relationships with students and the serious negative impact of bullying behaviors on the entire school community.
O Mercado: Quem são os seus pares e concorrentes? Identificar os outros que também estão trabalhando para solucionar as mesmas necessidades que você e o que você faz de diferente em relação a eles. Quais seriam os desafios impostos por esses concorrentes que impactariam no seu sucesso ou crescimento?
Our peers and competitors are Silicon Valley Faces, Kid Power, and PeaceBuilders. Unlike anti-bullying/violence prevention programs like Kid Power and PeaceBuilders, we do not charge our school partners for our programs. This allows us to partner with any district and school in Silicon Valley and not just those that can afford to pay for programs. Silicon Valley Faces is similar to us in their mission to build an inclusive and caring community, but they do not have the extensive number of school partnerships and volunteers that we have.
Agora que você falou sobre sua solução, ajude-nos a entendê-la melhor
Defina sua organização, programa, serviço ou produto em 1-2 frases. [140 caracteres]
Project Cornerstone is committed to helping all youth in Silicon Valley feel valued, respected and known, so they grow into healthy, car
Identifique o que é inovador na sua solução em 1-2 frases. [136 caracteres]
School climate change involves all members of the school community; staff, students, and parents.
Temas relacionados à inscrição
Qual foi o impacto da sua solução até hoje?
During the 2010-11 school year, the School Partnerships program was active in more than 170 schools, training more than 2,800 adult volunteers to deliver literature-based programs that reached more than 40,000 students; facilitating Expect Respect bullying prevention workshops to 2,342 students in 84 schools; and training nearly 1,200 teachers in forging stronger connections with their students and creating a caring and supportive school climate. 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.
Qual é a sua expectativa de impacto para os próximos 1 - 3 anos?
Project Cornerstone’s goal is to increase programs into more school communities in Silicon Valley with a particular emphasis on school communities that serve low-income and monolingual Spanish speakers.
Quais são as barreiras que podem impedir o sucesso do seu projeto? Como você planeja superá-las?
•Project Cornerstone is limited in its impact by staff capacity. It is important to balance the quality of services in our existing partnerships as we try to meet the needs of new partners.
•Working with schools is unpredictable as they face challenges due to budget uncertainty and continued cuts. This has limited the amount of time that school staff is available for training and consulting.
•The 55 mile geographic scope of Silicon Valley is a challenge to delivering services. It is challenging for staff members to get to community and school partners in an efficient way.
As inscrições vencedoras apresentam um plano sólido sobre como vão alcançar e acompanhar o crescimento do projeto. Identifique as metas de seis meses para aumentar seu impacto.
Our 6 month milestone is to deepen our relationships and impact with schools that serve migrant populations and low-income famil
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os seis (6) meses
Hire and train and new bilingual/bicultural Spanish staff person to coordinate work with our monolingual Spanish speaking pare
Identify and meet with administrators in six Title I schools to focus Project Cornerstone’s partnership at these school sites.
Offer six parent workshops in Title I schools that have a high rate of low-income and migrant families.
Agora pense grande! Identifique qual seria sua meta de impacto para 12 meses
Our 12 month goal will be to deepen our impact at a total of 12 Title I elementary schools .
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os doze (12) meses
Identify and meet with administrators in six more (total of 12) Title I schools to focus Project Cornerstone’s partnership at th
Expand work to 6 more (a total of 12) Title I schools working with low-income and migrant families.
Identify and apply for sources of funding to continue balance of existing school partnerships and expanding to new partnerships.
História: Queremos saber mais sobre o momento de descoberta desta solução. Conte-nos a história sobre onde e quando o(s) fundador(res) vislumbrou(aram) o potencial desta solução para mudar o mundo. [125 palavras]
In the 1990s, in Silicon Valley the majority of funding for youth programs was going intervention programs for youth already in trouble. With limited funding, agencies were unable to provide services for all the youth who needed them. The community leaders in the Youth Alliance (consisting of non-profits and government agencies) recognized that funding needed to shift to prevention for all youth. They discovered the developmental assets; assets that all youth need no matter culture, language spoken at home, or economic situation. These leaders realized this was THE program that was needed to bring the focus back on prevention and in an effort to do this Project Cornerstone was founded. A decade later research proves that the youth in Silicon Valley are increasing their assets.
Por favor, explique de que forma o estabelecimento de parcerias é importante para o sucesso de sua inovação
Project Cornerstone has partnerships with 26 school districts and with charter and private schools. Additionally, community partnerships include: California Department of Migrant Ed, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Faces, First 5, Gilroy and Morgan Hill Joint Gang Prevention Task Force, Morgan Hill Asset Task Force, San Jose Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, SJ2020, Project Safety Net, and the Mountain View/Los Altos and Sunnyvale Challenge Teams.
Qual o perfil da equipe (colaboradores, voluntários etc.) que vai garantir o cumprimento das metas de crescimento identificadas por você na seção ‘Impacto Social’?
Project Cornerstone has one full time and 4 part time staff members working with our school partnerships. We are able to reach 40,000 youth annually because of well-trained and motivated teachers and volunteers. And, the model is scalable—for example, by training a small number of parents at any given school, the reach of Project Cornerstone’s asset-building activities is extended to hundreds more youth.
Fale mais sobre as necessidades ou ofertas que você selecionou anteriormente e/ou sugira categorias de apoio que não foram listadas