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Together We Can!​

SBEF's mission is to promote the academic and personal achievement of young men and women in the Bronx through focusing on the development of the whole person.


Crotona Graduating Senior Awarded 
Full Scholarship to NYU!

Anthony Diké, a graduating Crotona high school student, was checking emails on his phone last March 30. One grabbed his attention: a message from NYU with a link to his application account. He followed the link. The account read, “Accepted.”

Anthony dropped his cell phone to the ground, overjoyed (an old phone, fortunately). Moments later, he gathered himself and began sending messages to family and friends.

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The Flavor of the Bronx:

Reflections From a SBEF Volunteer

I am a Texan. In Texas, the Bronx is something you see in movies or read in newspapers. I met the real Bronx in the summer of 2016 through the South Bronx Educational Foundation, where I volunteered as a senior counselor at the Crotona Achievement Program and was responsible for teaching, coaching, and mentoring a group of 7th and 8th grade boys. 

To most people, the Bronx is the epitome of poverty and crime in the United States.  This stigma creates a false perception of the Bronx. When I first applied to be a counselor, I had the impression that I would be helping malevolent, rude, and unmotivated children.  But when I got to know the children and their families I saw the Bronx in a different light.  Yes, poverty is rampant and a few of the boys were rude here and there; but, in truth, these kids reminded me of my own childhood and the outlooks I held on life.  The faces of the Bronx provided a human dimension to my idea of poverty.

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Run for SBEF!

The South Bronx Educational Foundation is proud to be an official charity of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Join us to raise funds to support our year around programs in the South Bronx.


For more information on how to join us for the race, follow the link below!

Listen to some of our students!​

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With your assistance, we can continue to educate children in the Bronx.

Twenty Three Girls participate in the 2016 Leon G. Cooperman Job Training Program

This year 23 high school girls worked at summer internships through Rosedale’s Leon G. Cooperman Job Training Program. The five-week Job Training Program (JTP) offers high school girls real work experience at an internship along with personalized mentoring, field trips and professional presentations. Over the years the program has helped hundreds of young women discover their potential and career path.

The program offers... Read more

Sep 1, 2016

Rosedale Chopped

On any sweltering, summer afternoon at the Rosedale Achievement Center, you can find the girls in the Summer Intermediate Program (SIP) doing things like working on character projects, going on exciting field trips, or—one of their favorites—competing in “Rosedale Chopped.” Read more... 

July 29, 2016

Rosedale Students Participate in Concordia Conservatory Honors Recital

Rosedale student Bryanna Matthews with her mother and Alice Trimmer. This is Bryanna's first year playing guitar at Rosedale.

Each year selected music students at Rosedale are invited to participate in an honors recital with other students from the Concordia Conservatory.   This year, the event took place at the Wartburg, an Adult Care Community in Mt. Vernon, NY.  Guitarists Jessica Etwaroo, Bryanna Matthews, and Genesis Villatoro, violinists Genesis Abreu, Charlotte Lezama and Faith Skerritt, and soprano Gracia Galicia performed solos for the residents, staff, and families at the Wartburg. Read More...


February 8th, 2016