Our October Jeans BeCause recipient is Cornerstone Center for Early Learning. Founded in 1969, located in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood, and the first accredited early learning center in St. Louis city, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning provides licensed, award-winning and affordable childcare and pre-kindergarten education for working families of all economic backgrounds. On opening day, under the name Helping Hands Day Care Center, there was one classroom, one teacher, and one student at the new program at the Compton Heights Christian Church. Today, they provide service to approximately 240 children annually with almost one-third residing in households with an annual income of under $10,000. Additionally, they provide two nutritious meals each day, a full-time social worker, as well as medical, dental, vision, hearing, and developmental screenings.
To learn more about the history of Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, to volunteer, or donate to their wish list, click here.