Community Based Service Learning Program (CBSL)

Einstein Community Action Network

BODY – Bronx Obesity Diabetes and You — exercise and nutrition with elementary school children at P.S. 89; a community garden at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital; and engaging Bronx community leaders through grassroots outreach to effect educational efforts that can help change attitudes and improve health.


B-BOP – Bronx Barbershop Outreach Program — the goal of this new project is to provide men’s health information and referrals for services – including but not limited to prostate health — for men at barbershops throughout the Bronx.


Einstein Buddies — Students work with people with mental and physical disabilities early on in their medical careers. Partnering with Einstein’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, a multidisciplinary center targeted at treating and serving children with various disabilities, students will have the opportunity to act as mentors, tutors, and help with various occupational therapies.

EiSci -The EiSci High School Mentoring Program focuses on mentoring and exposing Bronx high school students at a young age to careers in science and medicine. Einstein medical and graduate students meet with high school students in a bi-monthly after school program. Consistent mentoring groups are established to foster connections between students in the program and Einstein students. 


HEART – HIV Education and Rapid Testing — In partnership with the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore, HEART provides weekly HIV testing at Bronx Community College and Lehman College. HEART also holds bi-weekly STD seminars at Horizon Juvenile Detention Center and offers sex education at neighboring middle and high schools throughout the Bronx.


HOPE – Homeless Outreach Project at Einstein — HOPE strives to attend to the needs of the homeless clients of the Bronx. Working closely with “The Living Room” and Einstein’s Advocate Homeless Outreach Program.


PACt- Patient Advocate ConnecTion — focuses on the experience of patients and their families coping with chronic illness and their interactions with the health care system.


Other community focused student groups at Einstein include: Jacobi KIDS, TEACH, and ECHO.

All members of Einstein CAN Groups are offered opportunities to receive training, attend conferences, workshops and seminars to enhance their leadership, outreach, and community engagement skills.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Maria Marzan, Director
Ana Julia Cruz, Manager

Community Based Service Learning program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Belfer 507, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: 718.430.2300

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