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CorStone | eNews November 2013

Girls First – Bihar update: 2,000+ adolescent girls attending peer-support program in rural India Launched in Bihar in July, over 2,000 adolescent girls in 68 schools in rural Bihar are attending our weekly Girls First program. Bihar is one of India’s poorest states, with many girls of low caste forced to drop out of school and marry by […]




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Steve, Kate and Gracy visit a village adolescent resource center in Kalamati, Jharkhand, India

India, Funding Update, and More…

Girls First – India Update Last week, Steve Leventhal and Kate Sachs joined Gracy Andrew, CorStone’s country manager in India, for visits to new implementing partners in Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Mumbai, and Surat. The purpose of the trip was to finalize roll-out plans with our partners with the goal of serving no less than 50,000 marginalized girls over […]




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Effect sizes of FRP

Family Resilience Program in San Rafael, CA | Results are in!

CorStone’s Family Resilience Program (FRP), which has reached nearly 200 parents in San Rafael and Marin City, CA since 2009, has just completed its fourth session in San Rafael with low-income Spanish-speaking parents. The results are in, and the program has again delivered measurable impact! The 2011-2012 FRP provided in San Rafael consisted of one fall and […]




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CorStone launches ‘GiveStart’ sponsorship program…and more

I’m very pleased to announce our  new GiveStart sponsorship program for adolescent girls in India!  The program provides individual donors with the opportunity to sponsor a girl living in an urban slum in India to lift herself out of poverty. For just $20 per month (that’s less than a daily latte at Starbucks!) you can change the […]




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Girls in Surat's slums greet us with smiles and laughter

Back from India – Reflections and Gratitude

Earlier this week, upon completing the launch of CorStone’s Children’s Resiliency Program for Girls in Surat, Gujarat, I spent a night in Mumbai while waiting for my flight back home. The view outside my hotel window was of an immense sprawling slum. Clusters of grey ramshackle tin roof shacks as far as I could see, […]




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