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 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.  

 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 working with students at area PAL (Police Athletic League) and with Doctors for a Healthier Bronx, HOOPS exposes the youth community to science and medicine and emphasizes the importance of staying physically active and healthy.  

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 - A new group offering Health Education at the Edgecombe Correctional Facility. 

START Students, Teachers and Researchers Teach  This new program aims to stimulate public students to become interested in science and technology. Einstein students design and implement 45minute interactive sessions in Bronx elementary schools.  

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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