Children's Hope India Funds BronxWorks STEM Programming

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BronxWorks is pleased to announce the addition of STEM-related lessons at two of its afterschool programs thanks to a generous grant from Children’s Hope India (CHI). The new curricula will enrich the lives of about 80 children at BronxWorks Third Avenue After-School Program and Bronxchester Houses with valuable lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math. Elementary and middle school students will enjoy hands-on activities, such as robotics, learn from a rigorous curriculum, and create projects for a Science Fair at the end of the year. The programming will kick off in early October with STEM-related celebrations at both afterschool locations.

The new curriculum will also include sessions on fitness and nutrition. Dina Pahlajani, MD, co-president of CHI, says, "Our combined vision of adding STEM and nutrition programs to the after school program at the Third Avenue and Bronxchester COMPASS sites will go a long way in ensuring success of these precious children."

The CHI STEM grant will build on a partnership with BronxWorks that was formed in February of 2016. Last year, CHI supported BronxWorks in an initiative providing Social Justice Public Service Announcement Workshops to youth enrolled during the summer in the BronxWorks Cornerstones Community Centers located in New York City Housing Authority developments. "BronxWorks is grateful to our partners at Children's Hope India for their continued support of our programs for children and youth. Lessons in STEM spark curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and inspire a love of learning,” stated BronxWorks Executive Director Eileen Torres.  

About Children's Hope India

For nearly 25 years, Children's Hope India (CHI) has been helping children living in impoverished communities receive life-enhancing services including education, vocational training and healthcare services. While many of CHI's programs are based in India, the organization is proud to support locally-based programs in the New York City area. For more information about CHI, please visit

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