Cornerstones Unified Database Implemenation Project

SYST/OR 699 Capstone Project


Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services. To complete this mission, Cornerstones provides various services that address these needs. To make the services readily available to their customers, Cornerstones has organized these services into various program groups. Of the various program groups within the Cornerstones organization, the focus of this project will be on the Neighborhood Resources program. The Neighborhood Resources program focuses largely on providing food and community-based initiatives to the local area of Reston.

Within the Neighborhood Resources program, there are two main focus areas: (1) Assistance Services and Pantry Program (ASAPP) and (2) Community Based Initiative (CBI). ASAPP operates as a local food pantry and provides packaged food products to those in need. It operates out of one facility located near Lake Anne in Reston. On the other hand, CBI provides services through local community resource centers. The focus of the CBI program is to address specific needs of the community such as building leadership, self-sufficiency, skills development, child development, and meeting urgent needs. CBI operates from five different locations in Reston namely Cedar Ridge Community Center, Crescent Community Center, Stonegate Village Community Center, Southgate Community Center, and Westglade Club House.