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Monday, 21 March 2011

Cornerstone slated to open in JuneLearning center volunteers hope to help young women get back on their feet
“God laid it on my heart to do this.”

That’s the reason Regina Niemiec gave when asked why she’s starting the Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center. Located at 1836 Hale St., Plano, in what is commonly known as the old Davis Mansion, the center is targeted to open in June.

As Neimec explains it, the center is a two-year residential program for low-income single women, who are either pregnant or have children 0-3 years old. A total of eight women, between the ages of 18 and 24, and eight children will be allowed to live at the center. Although they can come from anywhere, those who live in Kendall County or the surrounding area will get first priority.

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Friday, 25 March 2011 12:40


Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center is set to open a home for young mothers in June in Plano, but will serve women throughout the area.

By Rose Boccio

The long, narrow driveway cuts a path to a 75-year-old traditional house in Plano. Regina Niemiec and a small army of volunteers pray that the path leads to a new way of life for some low-income single moms or moms-to-be in Kendall County.

Niemiec and her husband, Richard, of Oswego, purchased the house. As executive director of the Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center, which rents the home at no cost, she has assembled about 70 volunteers to create a home for up to eight women between the ages of 18 and 24 with children who are 0-3 years old.

The young women will…

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Monday, 04 April 2011
By Stefanie Frazer

PLANO — Liz Constantino already knows the story of the women who will soon be moving into a new shelter here offering a home for unmarried, pregnant young women.

Constantino, a volunteer for Cornerstone Young Women’s Learning Center in Plano, remembers being 17, single and pregnant herself.

“I feel like because I’ve been there, that I can understand….