On Saturday, February 11th, the Bronx Polar Bears will be at Orchard Beach for their seventh annual winter swim. The team will brave the frigid waters of Long Island Sound to raise awareness about homelessness. The team, which includes BronxNet executive director Michael Max Knobbe, has once again joined with BronxWorks to organize the third annual Dip Against Homelessness.
BronxWorks is once again a charity partner in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, America’s largest cycling event. On Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 32,000 people will ride over 40 miles of car-free streets through all 5 boroughs in New York City. The money raised through this event will support children’s programs at our shelters for homeless families.
BronxWorks was honored to welcome actor John Leguizamo to the Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center along with Altice Optimum Internet Service to highlight the importance of affordable internet access. Speaking to a full gym of adults and children from the community, John Leguizamo was both hilarious and inspirational and gave the kids one piece of advice for being successful: "Read as much as you can."