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Bronx Institute at Lehman Receives $100,000 Grant

January 22, 2010

The Bronx Institute at Lehman College has been awarded a four-year, $100,000 grant from the Edwin Gould Foundation for its Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE) Latino Collegiate Society. The grant will be used to prepare students to perform at the highest levels in math, science, and the humanities; to improve their access to four-year colleges and universities; and to become leaders in math and science careers.

Now in its ninth year, ENLACE is a year-round, out-of-school program for high-performing Latino middle and high school students. It has earned national recognition as a demonstration site for its rigorous academic curriculum and pedagogical approach, which emphasize Hispanic culture, technology integration, and hands-on, project-based learning. ENLACE currently has an eighth, ninth, eleventh, and college cohort.

"This grant will allow us to enhance and expand ENLACE to serve a new cohort of students," said Professor Herminio Martinez, executive director of the Bronx Institute and a Lehman faculty member in the Department of Middle and High School Education. "We are very grateful for the support of the Edwin Gould Foundation."

The Edwin Gould Foundation joins a broad array of prominent partners and supporters who have joined forces with the Bronx Institute to accomplish its mission of fostering and promoting equity and excellence in the education of Bronx students in K-20. To learn more about the Bronx Institute and its programs, visit www.thebronxinstitute.org.