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National Health, Wellness & Learning Center
Scientist in Residence Program at CS55
After School Program at CS55
Food For Others Garden
We Grow Vegetables... and Students
One student at a time, one classroom at a time, one school at a time.
% 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
Patients with cancer in the South Bronx receive fresh produce every week, thanks to a partnership between MSK and The Green Bronx Machine, a program that helps students grow veggies in their classroom.
Atlanta, Georgia: On June 16, 2018, the long-running Sustainability Television Program Growing a Greener World® received a Daytime Emmy Award® for its breakthrough episode The Green Bronx Machine. This is the broadcast’s first Emmy win. The honor comes on the heels of Growing a Greener World receiving the coveted 2017 Pioneer Taste Award® in April. The Mission of[…]
With results like these and waitlists of children to serve, now more than ever we need your support! We remain a volunteer program and are seeking funds to hire two local dedicated after school tutors – academic specialists so we can bridge the performance gap for our students. Given increasing costs, providing children & families[…]
Our after-school program held in the National Health Wellness & Learning Center is making epic happen daily! Serving the most at-risk children in the school from 2:30 – 5 PM daily, we: have helped solve 1,914 math problems analyzed 514 reading passages completed 272 outstanding assignments and cooked 26 gourmet meals from scratch including our signature[…]
We are thrilled to report that Green Bronx Machine made the COVER story of TIME for KIDS Magazine. We’re delighted to share the story of our impact!
Input equals output! Last week we fed all 750+ students in the school a healthy, locally grown meal via our School Garden to School Cafeteria Program. Clean plates and healthy smiles are our signature, but most importantly as these pictures show, the children LOVED the meal eating healthy food across the rainbow. Attendance at the school is[…]
October 4, 2017: Green Bronx Machine, the non-profit organization building healthy, equitable, and resilient communities through inspired education, local food systems, and 21st Century workforce development, has been announced by global education non-profit HundrED, as one of its 100 innovative education projects across the world, all of which have been gathered over the past two[…]
As we are well into Back to School mode, we just wanted to catch you up on our amazing summer, powered by Sodexo! Over six weeks, our scholars: Logged 5,579,532 steps Rescued 1,769 meals Acquired 108 new vocabulary words Wrote over 100 letters to people, businesses, and visitors Grew over 5,000 pounds of vegetables –[…]
We were so honored to feature our experience, strength, and hope to grow something greater in the beautiful city of Atlanta where El Capitan talked about what it meant to be Georgia Grown, keynoting the first ever Aglanta Conference to a standing ovation and speaking to a focus group at MODA – Museum of Design[…]
Our National Health Wellness & Learning Center continues to attract visitors and attention from around the world and around New York City. Last week we hosted Ms. Negrelli’s class all the way from Coney Island! Her class learned about us via the internet and came for a day of lessons, full STEAM ahead! During our[…]
We’re determined to prevent the summer slide! While summer is a time to farm, get outside, and have fun – we also need to remember that learning and reading should never stop! According to Scholastic: During the school year, lower income children’s skills improve at close to the same rate as those of their more[…]
We are so proud that our Founder, Stephen “El Capitan” Ritz, is releasing his book with Rodale: The Power Of A Plant. The book, co-written with friend and colleague Suzie Boss, highlights his odyssey of teaching in the Bronx dating back to 1984 and details the birth, genesis and evolution of Green Bronx Machine. True[…]