Partnering with People of Excellence
Our farm is a home to firsts – catching your first fish, meeting your first pony, hosting your first birthday/pony party, and having a farm that feels like home. We do this better when we partner with existing organizations of proven excellence, who can better inform us about how we can meet specific needs in their communities.
The newest group we welcomed to the farm this year was foster families. We are working alongside the Restore Network and getting to know people in East St. Louis and So. Illinois.
St. Louis has become home to over 26,000 refugees–many of them displaced by war and persecution. We have been working alongside Oasis International in St. Louis for almost a decade, in providing large and small-sized events for our immigrant friends across the region.
Children with special needs
Across a decade, Cornerstone gave 10,000 free riding lessons away through its non-profit, recreational riding program, Bridge the Divide, For years, CSF was also a work-site to an adult living and employment program for those with disabilities called Trinity Services. Now, we are super excited to welcome Joni & Friends to East St. Louis and look forward to a great partnership for more kids from our city.