Healthy children are at the heart of healthy schools, and healthy schools are at the heart of resilient communities.
% Food Insecurity
for residents of the South Bronx
% Child Poverty
rate in the South Bronx
at our school. Increased from 40%
% passing rates
at our high-school program on NYS Exams
Check out all of our projects!
National Health, Wellness & Learning Center
Food For Others Garden
JVL Wildcat Academy
Tastes of the World
Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine and Global Teacher Prize Finalist, will be awarded the Martin L. Mathews Award for Nonprofit Leadership on August 27th from the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club in St. Louis, Missouri. GBM shares the MDBGC values of involving “youth in fun and engaging activities that promote healthy lifestyles,[…]
On May 10th, we officially cut the green ribbon for the National Health, Wellness and Learning Center at CS 55.
Nothing thrills us more than to report that our test results on the NYS 4th Grade Science Exam showed a school-wide 45% increase in passing rates – including special needs and English language learners.
Thanks to an anonymous donor and our friends at Sodexo, we were able to offer our first ever Garden, Culinary & Career Camp. Together, we prepared 504 meals, consumed 8 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, spent 7,560 minutes in the garden, logged 3,276,000 steps, learned 84 new grade appropriate vocabulary words and successfully[…]
POLITICS NATION WITH AL SHARPTON: South Bronx school changing the way kids eat. Lower income kids are more than twice as likely to be obese than higher income kids. One school in the South Bronx is working to turn things around.
Stay tuned to ABC and be sure to watch the Back to School Special on The Chew which will feature Green Bronx Machine and a day in the life of the National Health, Wellness and Learning Center! Filmed live at CS 55, see who we are, what we do and how we grow something greater[…]
Green Bronx Machine is proud to announce that we are the first partners of the Change Food Idea Accelerator Program. As a part of this program, our Mobile Kitchen Classroom will be featured and promoted throughout the year, and at the November 2016 Change Food Fest in New York City. See you there!
Nothing could be more more inspiring than an invite to the White House. Citing “the work you do day-in and day-out to serve the youth of this country,” we were honored to be invited and present at State of STEM in the White House. Along with our partner chef, William “Bill” Yosses, we installed a Tower[…]
How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos For those who want to hear the sounds and see the sights of our classroom, we urge you to check out the National Public Radio feature complete with audio interviews of students, parents, teachers and featuring amazing pictures of our[…]
NY Times: Tastes of the World Kids Cooking Pavilion – Go Green Bronx Machine! Once again, we were proud to be featured in the NY Times Tastes of the World Kids Cooking Pavilion. With our Tower Gardens in tow – we set up shop with Chef Yosses and some of the nation’s most recognized chefs to[…]
Thanks to our dear friends at KHDA, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, who came to visit us last year here in the Bronx, El Capitan was invited to speak at What Works – in the heart of Dubai! Cheese hat on his head and bow-tie on his neck, El Capitan delivered a SI SE PUEDE[…]
Inspired by our soft launch video, GBM was featured in the Change Food Newsletter where it was announced that we are the 2016 Idea Accelerator for the Change Food Fest this fall here in NYC. This first ever, iconic event organized by Change Food with Diane Hatz and team will be the new standard. The Change Food[…]