Past Features

July 11, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 10)

Bronx Institute Receives Helping Hand from United Way

Student Studying at the Library
The United Way of New York has awarded a special initiative grant to the Bronx Institute at Lehman to promote its ENLACE Latino Collegiate Society, which works with high performing Latino high school students to prepare them to successfully graduate and enter competitive universities and colleges.

The grant will allow the Institute to further extend and promote its services to the community. “What we have learned is that in the Bronx there are many Latino students of great academic promise who flourish when nurtured in small, well-defined cohorts with challenging academics,” explains Bronx Institute Director Dr. Herminio Martinez.

Indeed, the first cohort of students have already demonstrated the success of the program, with many of them moving on to such institutions as Hobart and William Smith, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Boston College, Cornell, CUNY Macaulay Honors College, New York University, Bard, Wesleyan, and Brandeis.

Students in the program participate in a series of enriched and advanced instructional courses in math, science, research, history, test prep, and college search.

The Bronx Institute, which is part of the Division of Education at Lehman College, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Bronx, especially in the area of education, and provides services in three major areas: youth development, research and teacher professional development.

Visit the Bronx Institute website for more information on its various programs.