Cornerstones becomes involved in a project only after being approached for help. These project requests come from pueblos, villages, other communities and Federal agencies. Occasionally, we receive an inquiry from an individual homeowner for help with a privately-owned structure. Since this is outside our mission, we sometimes provide information over the phone, recommend our handbook or refer such inquiries to a professional who can assist.
A common thread throughout our projects is hands-on training for adults and youth in traditional building technologies. Cornerstones strongly believes that this method, involving the entire community, fosters pride in their historic structures and reinforces cultural values. This work strengthens communities’ connections to their heritage.