Bronx River Alliance
Continuing in the 27 year tradition of Bronx River Restoration, the Alliance works to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor and greenway so that they can be healthy ecological, recreational, educational and economic resources for the communities through which the river flows. Volunteers assist Bronx River staff with educational and outreach projects.
Crotona Park Nature Center
Crotona Park hosts a number of environmental education days and workshops to people living around the park. Workshops include canoeing, creating compost boxes, making natural beauty products, and watching hawks and other birds. Volunteers assist Parks Dept. staff in running these workshops, as well as planting and clean up projects throughout the park.
New York Botanical Garden
Fordham students volunteer at the NYBG as environmental educators teaching children about plant science using hands-on, interactive exhibits at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.
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Gloria’s Place of Hope
This incredibly unique organization brings children from all over the world to the U.S. to have surgery for congenital heart disease. Volunteers visit these children and families in the hospital at local hospitals and help to make the families feel a little more at home.
Volunteer assignments at Montefiore Medical Center are plentiful and dynamic. Opportunities range from working with children at the hospital to feeding or visiting elderly patients.
St. Barnabas Reach Out and Read
The Reach Out and Read program seeks to provide parents/guardians and children with the knowledge, support, and materials necessary to make books a part of their lives. Each time a child visits the St. Barnabas Pediatric Center they receive a new book. Volunteers read stories aloud to children in the waiting area.
Citywide Task Force on Housing Court
At Citywide, volunteers work with tenant organizers, staffing an information booth at the Bronx County Court House. Here the volunteers provide tenants close to eviction information on their rights to housing services. All volunteers first receive training on a variety of housing matters including stipulations in court, eviction notices, housing part actions, and the general court processes and procedures in non-payment and hold-over cases.
Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
FBHC manages more than 70 tenant and community controlled apartment buildings. Their primary work remains in taking over deteriorated, occupied buildings to prevent abandonment, restore services and work towards renovations that also preserve affordability for low and moderate income households. Volunteers mainly work with the Policy and Development Director working on quality of life projects including increasing green space, beautifying local parks and reporting on the deteriorating neighborhood conditions.
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Epiphany Lutheran Church
For the last 15 years, Epiphany Lutheran Church has been serving a lunchtime meal Monday thru Friday to hungry members of the Norwood community. Epiphany Lutheran also organizes clothing donations for guests of the church. Volunteers prepare and serve meals, as well as help to organize donated clothes. Volunteers also tutor youth in Epiphany's After-School Program.
Part of the Solution Soup Kitchen
Part soup kitchen and part shelter, P.O.T.S. serves noontime meals to the homeless seven days a week. Some volunteers helped in the kitchen, while others assist with PANS (People Advocating for New Solutions)organizing around housing/hunger issues.
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Fordham volunteers teach CCD at Saint Brendan’s School of Religion in the Norwood section of the Bronx.
St. Margaret Mary Parish
Volunteers at St. Margaret Mary’s teach children who are preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism and teach children catechism.
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Concourse House is a Tier II Shelter which provides temporary housing for women and children. Volunteers help implement a recreational and educational program for the young children at the shelter. Activities include assisting with homework assignments, providing guidance and acting as positive role models to the children.
Icahn House is a Tier II transitional temporary housing facility for families of single mothers with children up to 12 years old. Volunteers work with children ages 5 to 12 in the after school program tutoring, helping with homework and improving literacy.
Thorpe Family Residence
Thorpe Family Residence is a transitional housing program with services for mothers and children. Volunteers primarily assist with youth programming: trips to the zoo, arts and crafts, tutoring, storytelling, and literacy programs.
Women In Need
Fordham works primarily with the Lehman Brothers Residence, a transitional housing facility for 27 families. Volunteers lead activities for children, assist with homework and organize weekend recreation activities.
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Harry Gordon Preschool
This school, located on 2465 Bathgate Avenue, provides services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with special needs. Their early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. Volunteers assist with the infant, toddler and preschool programs.
New York Institute for Special Ed
This school of special education has programs for children with a variety of disabilities including blindness, learning disabilities and emotional difficulties. Volunteers work as assistants in classrooms during the day or in the afternoon/evening hours as tutors in the dormitories.
This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to helping people with special needs grow through safe, challenging, creative and fun experiences that enhance mobility, self-confidence and socialization. Volunteer leaders accompany participants on daily, weekend and weeklong outings.
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Fordham Bedford Children’s Services
FBCS is an after school program for second, third, and fourth graders from Our Lady of refuge and P.S. 46. Located at Our Lady of Refuge on 198th and Bainbridge, volunteers help with homework, reading, and organizing recreational activities.
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School
Fordham volunteers provide the Our Lady of Refuge teachers with classroom assistance as well as tutor one-on-one with students in a variety of subjects.
Under the supervision of Priscilla Sheeran, Fordham student volunteers assist teachers in the classroom with the curriculum.
Located on Southern Boulevard near Fordham Road, P.S. 205A utilizes Fordham volunteers to run a library research project program with elementary school children during study hall period.
Located between Third Ave. and Webster, P.S. 254 matches Fordham students with teachers based on the subject each volunteer wants to tutor. Volunteers can work with groups of students during class time or after school.
St. Martin of Tours Catholic School
Student volunteers lead after-school tutoring sessions with local 7th and 8th graders from St. Martin’s. Activities focus on homework assistance and other educational and recreational activities.
St. Rita’s Center
Located in Theodore Roosevelt High School, St. Rita’s works with recent immigrants from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Eastern Europe. Fordham volunteers work one on one with high school students in a variety of subjects.
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Tutoring and Mentoring
Located next to Theodore Roosevelt High School, Beacon School 45 is open after school, in the evenings and on the weekends. Volunteers assist with educational and recreational activities for middle school youth.
Children’s Aid Society
Children’s Aid Society runs community schools that combine academics with full child and family services. These schools are open 16 hours a day, six days a week and combine education with needed human services. Fordham students volunteer as tutors and mentors in after school programs at one of these schools located in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Crotona Achievement Center
The Crotona Program is an all boys youth educational and recreational program. Fordham volunteers participated in one-to-one mentoring and tutoring to young boys on Saturday mornings. Crotona also runs the Business Skills Consortium Program which is meant to help local high school students better learn business concepts while advancing their current academics. This program takes place on the Rose Hill campus.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
IRC focuses on giving refugee children the tools and support they need to thrive in their new environment. The Ascent program strives to provide immigrants with a community that supports their academic excellence, social responsibility, emotional health and development of leadership skills. Volunteers work with junior high school-aged students in an after school program. This program takes place on the Rose Hill campus.
Jumpstart is a nonprofit organization that pairs college students with preschoolers struggling in Head Start and other early learning programs. Volunteers work one-to-one with preschool children to teach school readiness skills
The mission of Junior Achievement is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics and be workforce ready. Volunteers teach business-based curriculum to elementary school students in local schools, ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade.
Love Gospel Assembly Church
Love Gospel Church organizes an after school program to improve the literacy of grammar school children. Volunteers read stories with children and offer assistance with homework.
Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center
This community center offers an after school program to grammar school children, which is part tutoring and part recreational. Volunteers assist with homework help for one hour and then take part in karate, drama, sports, arts and crafts and science activities.
Melrose “I Have A Dream” Program
The “I Have a Dream” Program helps children from the low-income Melrose projects become productive citizens by providing a long-term program of mentoring, tutoring and enrichment with an assured opportunity for higher education. Volunteers work closely with these “Dreamers,” following a group of children from 3rd grade to high school.
Phipps Head Start
Phipps Head Start is a program to prepare preschoolers for positive interaction in a classroom setting. Activities are designed to enhance each child’s strengths by building their trust, fostering their independence, and teaching them to respect the feelings and rights of others. Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom.
Rosedale Achievement Center
Rosedale is a one-to-one match program between college female students and young pre-teen females from the South Bronx. A van, provided by the center, picks up and returns volunteers to campus. Volunteers tutor the young girls in a variety of subjects and also acted as positive role models.
St. James Center
St. James Community Center houses an after school programfor children ages 6-12. Volunteers work one-on-one with school children doing homework help and math and English tutoring.
St. Raymond’s Community Outreach
St. Raymond’s runs a literacy program for children in the Parkchester community. Volunteers work one-on-one with first through third grade students to increase the number of fourth graders that pass the New York State Language Arts exam.
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Expectant Mother Care
Expectant Mother Care operates three donor supported New York City crisis pregnancy centers in Manhattan, Riverdale and the South Bronx. Volunteers help counsel young girls about their
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center is an educational program designed to provide college guidance to middle and high school students as well as GED recipients. Volunteers act as counselors as wellas positive role models.
Mentoring USA is a school or site-based mentoring program that matches volunteers on a one-to-one basis with children in grades K-8. The trained mentor helps the child to broaden his or her vision of opportunities and to achieve academic and personal goals.
Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation (NIDC)
Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation is a not for profit community based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Allerton Avenue/Pelham Parkway area. Volunteers assist with after-school and evening youth leadership programs.
Unitas Therapeutic Community
Unitas is a youth mental health organization located in the South Bronx that serves a predominantly Hispanic population. Unitas is one of the oldest volunteer mentoring programs at Fordham. Introduced by Dr. Edward Eismann, Unitas founder, volunteers serve as surrogate family for young people, practicing peaceful conflict resolution and family building. Fordham volunteers participate on Thursday afternoons and attend a retreat once a year.
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