Cornerstone Montclair is a business with a vision of a community in which people of all abilities have opportunities for meaningful work, social engagement and active lifestyles. By partnering with businesses, educators, therapists and service providers who share that vision, Cornerstone Montclair creates a vibrant hub of activity that welcomes people with various disabilities to work and enjoy life alongside their peers.
Cornerstone Montclair’s mission is delivered in a 3,000 square-foot building located at 198 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair. Offering highly desirable, yet affordable space in the building, we have developed relationships with 5 to 6 mission partners whose businesses or non-profit organizations will provide job opportunities, professional services, and educational and recreational activities that compliment and support our mission. Cornerstone Montclair will have activities and businesses attractive to everyone, and will go out of its way to make sure that “everyone” includes people with disabilities.
In fulfilling our mission, Cornerstone Montclair focuses on three “pillars”: meaningful work, social engagement, and active lifestyles.
The mission of Cornerstone Montclair comes to life in The General Store. This retro-style shop carries a little bit of everything for everyone.
Inclusive movement classes and sports/fitness training for individuals and groups of all athletic abilities run by award-winning NJAPE.org (New Jersey All People Equal)
CSS employs a team of highly talented and knowledgeable speech-language pathologists where they will provide speech, language, and feeding evaluations and therapy.
Norma Francullo is a seasoned Special Education Attorney who works diligently to ensure that students’ educational rights are protected and has extensive experience settling favorable cases through mediation and settlement conferences.
Cornerstone Montclair is excited to team up with The Montclair Art Museum to put our shared vision of a more accessible, inclusive community into action.
Maria Sanders Coaching offers one on one parent support and guidance as well as parent education workshops here at Cornerstone Montclair or over the phone. Maria Sanders is a Licensed Social Worker and graduate level PCI Certified Parent Coach®.
The Cornerstone Café at MAM is expanding its hours. Starting the weekend of April 14, 2023, in addition to its established Friday hours of 10 a.m.–4 p.m., the Café will be open Saturdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Café is located on the lower level of the Museum and offers indoor seating as well as a library of art books for visitors to browse. Museum admission required; free for MAM members, plus members enjoy a 10% discount at the Café!