The Community Based Service Learning (CBSL) Program oversees Einstein’s Community Action Network (CAN), a collaboration of Einstein medical students, faculty and communities in the Bronx. Einstein CAN groups promote services and provide advocacy for vulnerable populations in the Bronx. We support our students who want to make a difference in the community by serving as a clearinghouse for information and opportunities, providing guidance, assisting with logistical issues, and offering training, workshops and seminars to develop leadership and other skills necessary for community engagement.
Our mission is to provide our students with opportunities in which to engage with the Bronx community concerns and have an impact on health and social justice issues. Students will 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:
Other community based groups at Einstein include: