Because of the transforming love of Jesus Christ, The CornerStone Initiative exists to encourage relationships, awaken hope, and promote opportunities so that individuals and community flourish.
Who we are.
The CornerStone Initiative is a Christian Community Development organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of breaking the cycle of dependency and poverty that has become part of the culture of the Westside Community (an under-resourced community in Huntsville’s 35805 zip code).
CornerStone seeks to encourage relationships within this community that awaken hope and promote opportunities for personal and economic development among its residents.
What we do.
We build the bridges between the community we serve and the opportunities that exist to help them.
CornerStone is not a direct service provider. Instead, we seek ways to empower residents to help themselves and their own community. When this happens, dignity that may have been stripped away from cycles of dependency and chronic need is restored. Restored dignity gives way to ownership of the solutions to an individual’s vulnerable situation.
Instead of direct services, CornerStone seeks to facilitate relationships that encourage and empower people to seek God’s best for their own lives. In relationships where there is a strong sense of mutual respect and deep concern, people are challenged and encouraged to use assets that are available to them on their road to breaking the cycle of poverty in their lives and their own communities.