On December 19, 2018, twenty high school alumni gathered at Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass Academy, including the first graduating class in 2015 to the most recent class of 2018.
Ernestine Sanders, Executive Director of Education, was excited to see the accomplishments of former Cornerstone students and the many friendships that have continued beyond the halls of our schools. “Our luncheon was reflective,” Ms. Sanders shared. “We talked about what is concerning them and how they can best be supported after their high school years.”
Antonia Justice, class of 2015, commented on the Alumni Luncheon, “Connecting with my fellow Cornerstone alumni is really nice. It reminds me that I am supported. It feels like home.”
Ms. Sanders says that staying connected with alumni is essential as Cornerstone develops the structure of post-high school support for the students. She plans to offer the graduates more opportunities to volunteer at Cornerstone schools and hopes to eventually develop specific programs for all Cornerstone alumni.