Community Based Service Learning Program (CBSL)

Einstein Community Action Network

 Evening with the E-CAN 

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Monday, August 22, 2016, 5:30 pm at Lubin Dining Hall   

Focusing on Community Service and Education: An Evening With E-CAN- a Networking Event with the Einstein Community Action Network:  Share great food and great conversation as you meet student E-CAN leaders of the office of Community Based Service Learning, and some members of the Bronx Community in an informal meet-and-greet setting.  Find out about opportunities available for you and how to get involved at Einstein. All First-Year students are invited. 

 RSVP: Or look for your personal evite in your email  

For more information call: 718-430-CBSL; or email 

BODY  Bronx Obesity Diabetes and You — exercise and nutrition with elementary school children at P.S. 89; a community garden at Montefiore Medical Center's Einstein Campus, and engaging Bronx Community leaders through grassroots outreach to effect educational efforts that can help change attitudes and improve health.   

 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. Check out our work with CERC at the AUCD website. 

 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 bimonthly 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 biweekly STD seminars at Horizon Juvenile Detention Center and offers sex education at neighboring middle and high schools throughout the Bronx. More recently HEART has joined with Project Brief at Jacobi Medical Center, where members conduct rapid HIV testing to patients in the Emergency Department and at community pharmacies. HEART members receive training from AAP and Jacobi on HIV testing, peer education, sexual history taking, and  sexual health counseling, as well as PointofCare certification.  

 H4H Hoops for Health works with elementary school students at a local PAL (Police Athletic League) teaching STEM modules as well as promoting active lifestyles through structured play. We mentor Einstein Enrichment Program high school students, who assist us with our activities at PAL. H4H also frequently partners with Doctors for a Healthier Bronx at many community events to provide health screening and counseling, and are currently organizing a monthly health/basketball boot camp PS 89, which we will evaluate with a longitudinal research study. We have presented our research at last year’s APTR conference in New Mexico and are writing up 2 manuscripts for publication. See our press release [link:] and website[link:] for more information. 

HOPE  Homeless Outreach Project at Einstein  HOPE seeks to provide educational and health resources to the homeless and high risk populations of the Bronx. By volunteering at the Living Room, a homeless safe haven in Hunts Point, and a syringeexchange site run by New York Harm Education Educators (NYHRE), members seek to provide resources that are often too inaccessible in these communities. HOPE also involves the entire Einstein community in our outreach efforts to bring attention to the significant social and medical issues that these communities face.  

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.   

SPHERE - Space in Prisons for Health Education for Re-Entry - SPHERE will provide health education workshops to inmates in the Edgecombe Correctional Facility. Workshop topics focus on what is most relevant to the Edgecombe residents upon their return to the community, including healthcare and benefits resources, HIV prevention, hepatitis C awareness, and healthy lifestyle.

START Students, Teachers and Researchers Teach  START Science is an international grass roots education program. It is an experiential, personalized science learning program provided by medical and graduate students that aims to light the spark of science in public school children.

TEACH  Together Educating All Children in Hospital  provide experiential education to children in hospitals with a multifaceted goal in mind: bonding time, play time, and learning time. TEACH aims to transform the hospital playrooms in which we teach into areas of recreation, friendship, and discovery in learning. 


For more information, contact:
Heather Archer-Dyer, MPH, CHES, Director
Ana Julia Cruz, MA, MCS, Manager

Medina Byars, Program Assistant 
Community Based Service Learning 
Belfer 407, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: 718.430.CBSL

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