Started in 1984

Cornerstone Kids, Inc. started as Cornerstone Club in 1984 by the Rector of the Episcopal Church which was known then as the House of Prayer. His intent was to provide a safe place for the children in the underserved Tampa Heights community to play and avoid the negative influences in the neighborhood. The club was financially supported by the church and operated successfully 3 days a week for many years. In October,1998, the program began operating 5 days a week as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with the official name of Cornerstone Kids, Inc. The organization became a “Kids Café” of Feeding America Tampa Bay and began providing the children a hot, well-balanced meal daily. Today, hot meals are still served daily and Cornerstone Kids, Inc. is a comprehensive after-school program that serves 37 children in grades K-5 in Tampa Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. Now after 32 years, the program continues to operate on site at St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church.