The Bronx Institute at Lehman College

 Academic Enrichment

The Bronx Institute is a recognized leader in The Bronx community in developing youth to become academically successful, graduate high school, enter college, and become prepared to engage in rewarding careers as productive citizens. Through its programs The Bronx Institute serves as a force for positive change to help students from diverse backgrounds meet the needs of a changing society.

Our programs typically provide instructional technology support, afterschool instruction, tutoring, mentoring programs, and high school and college awareness workshops.

Services

For Students

Regents Preparation
PSAT/SAT Prep
Summer Enrichment Programs
Saturday Academies
College Credit Courses
Home Laptop Computers
Web Design
Robotics - Combining Science & Technology
Young Entrepreneurship Program
College Awareness Workshops
High School Graduation Requirements
Academic Counseling
Mentoring Program
Homework Help/Tutoring
Career Awareness Workshops
Educational/Cultural Field Trips
College Tours
Journalism Program - Newspaper/Magazine/Website
Creative Minds Filmmaking Program
Teenage Art Collective - Lehman College Art Gallery
College Ambassador Program


For Parents

Computer Technology Training
What are the High School Graduation Requirements?
How can my child reach academic success?
College Admissions
College Education: Cost of Attendance
Financial Aid and Scholarships
College Campus Tours


For Teachers

College Admissions & Financial Aid
The New SAT
Infusing SAT Math/Verbal Skills and Test Taking Strategies
Enriching Science Education

 


GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)


Overview

GEAR UP is a nationwide effort funded by the United States Department of Education to support students from low income communities to enter college with six years of support. The Bronx Institute formed four cohorts: I and II have graduated; III and IV are active.

Cohort I (BI GEAR UP) started with 2,000 students in 1999 and graduated from high school in 2006.
Cohort II (GEAR UP Network) started with 3,400 students in 2005 and graduated from high school in 2011.
Cohort III (South Bronx GEAR UP) started with 2,500 students in 2007.
Cohort IV (Bronx GEAR UP) started with 2,500 students in 2008

Goals

Increase achievement and preparation for college.
Increase students' and families' knowledge of postsecondary education.
Enhance teachers' knowledge and skills.
Engage community stakeholders in supporting long-term sustainability once federal funding has ceased. By the program's end, students will be well-prepared for acceptance into and participation in colleges and universities.

Services for Students and Families

Supplementary instructional support for students during the school day, afterschool, on weekends, and in the summer in content areas such as literacy, mathematics, and science;
Formal activities to help parents to support their children to succeed in high school and enter college;
An enriched technology component and college awareness activities; and
Professional development for their teachers through a menu of instructional strategies and integrated college preparation.

Recognition and Awards

Bronx Institute Helps Foster Local Academic Excellence (Read)
Professor Herminio Martinez Selected as "Educator of the Year" (Read)
Congressman Salutes Success of The Bronx Institute’s GEAR UP (Read)

Program Outcomes

In Cohort I, 70.1% graduated from high school on time with a New York State Regents Diploma (vs. an average of 53.4% for The Bronx). Of those students, 76.38% immediately entered post secondary institutions (colleges and universities).

In 2010, hundreds of students from this cohort celebrated their graduation from dozens of public and private colleges and universities, earning degrees from CUNY, SUNY, Boston College, Fordham University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Macalester College, Manhattanville College, MIT, Morgan State University, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Nyack College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, the University of Vermont, and other institutions. To learn more about this cohort, read the following e-news story:

Students from First GEAR UP Group Graduate from College (Read)

In Cohort II, 75% graduated from high school on time with a New York State Regents Diploma (vs. an average of 54.7% for The Bronx). Of those students, 71.7% immediately entered post secondary institutions (colleges and universities). To learn more about one of Cohort II’s outstanding students, read the following e-news story:

Bronx Institute at Lehman College Scholar to Attend MIT (Read)


ENLACE (Engaging Latino Communities for Education) is a two-year rigorous academic cohort program that provides high achieving Latino students with advanced academic enrichment in mathematics and science. ENLACE gives students the skills and experiences needed to gain acceptance to specialized pre-college programs; to graduate from high school with honors and advanced New York State Regents High School diplomas; to prepare for and be accepted at academically prominent public and private universities; and to become leaders in high-technology industries where Latinos are habitually underrepresented. ENLACE has attained national recognition and extensive interest from foundations, college presidents, and legislators to replicate its forward-thinking work in preparing Latino students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers. Current cohorts include Junior ENLACE (7th and 8th grade), ENLACE Prep Academy (9th and 10th grade), and ENLACE Latino Collegiate Society (11th and 12th grade). ENLACE is currently funded by generous grants from the Edwin Gould Foundation, the New York Life Foundation, and the Toyota USA Foundation.

Students who completed the ENLACE program in 2005-2006 entered the following colleges: (1) Private colleges and universities outside of New York State: North Carolina A&T, Hobart and Williams Smith, Brandeis, Babson, Wesleyan; (2) Public universities out of New York State: UMass Amherst; (3) State University of New York colleges: SUNY Purchase, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY University at Buffalo, SUNY Albany, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Stonybrook; (4) Private colleges and universities in New York City: Manhattan and Fordham; (5) Private colleges and universities outside of New York City: Dominican College of Blauvelt and University at Buffalo; and (6) City University of New York colleges: Hunter and Lehman. The first cohort of ENLACE secured in excess of $5,000,000 in competitive college scholarships.

Students who completed the ENLACE program in 2010-2011 entered the following colleges: (1) Public universities in New York City: Lehman College, City College of New York, Hunter College, John Jay College, York College; (2) Private colleges and universities outside of New York State: Boston College, Connecticut College, Emerson College, Grinnell College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wesleyan University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; (3) Private colleges and universities in New York City: Fordham University, Pace University; (4) Private colleges and universities outside of New York City: Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Marist College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University; and (5) Public colleges and universities in New York State: SUNY at Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY Oswego. The average SAT score for the ENLACE class of 2011 is 1610.

 
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