Community Based Service Learning Program (CBSL)


CBSL oversees Einstein’s Community Action Network (CAN), a collaboration of Einstein students, faculty, and communities in the Bronx. As part of the Department of Medical Education, Office of Diversity Enhancement, CBSL provides early career exposure via experiential education, training, workshops, and seminars to develop leadership and other skills necessary for community engagement. We also support students who want to make a difference in the community by serving as a clearinghouse for information, providing guidance, and assisting with program planning and logistical issues. Einstein CAN groups promote services and provide advocacy for vulnerable populations in the Bronx. Our mission is to provide our students with opportunities in which to engage with the Bronx community and have an impact on health and social justice issues. Students learn, share, and nurture the skills needed for their roles as future physicians and compassionate professionals needed to work in our ever expanding communities in the Bronx, across the country and abroad.  

All E-CAN groups have the opportunity to receive direct feedback from a student-convened Community Advisory Board, made up of Bronx community members, Einstein student representatives, and engaged Einstein faculty. The Community Advisory Board meets bimonthly to evaluate current student efforts, discuss specific community needs, and cultivate new ideas for partnerships 

The following are CBSL projects available for our students: 

B-BOP - Bronx Barbershop Outreach Project  

BODY - Bronx, Obesity, Diabetes and You   

Buddies Program  

EiSci - Einstein Science High School Mentoring Program  

E-VET  - Einstein Veterans Connection 

HEART - HIV Education And Rapid Testing   

HOPE - Homeless Outreach Project at Einstein   

H4H - Hoops for Health 

Patient Advocate Connection – PACT  

SPHERE - Space in Prison for Health Education for Re-Entry 

START - Students, Teachers and Researchers Teach science 

TEACH - Together Educating All Children in Hospitals    

How to Contact Us

Office Location:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Rm 407, Belfer Building Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: 718.430.2300
Office hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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