Community

The South Bronx is an incredibly diverse community that continues to evolve with time. With 666,000 residents, it would be considered the twentieth most populated city in the United States. Statistics tell one side of the story: The South Bronx is one of the poorest districts in the entire nation (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). It also has the highest hunger rates and the highest obesity rates in the country. As a whole, the school districts perform the lowest in the state. However, the people tell the other side of the story: the energy of South Bronx residents, the vibrant culture of the community, and the incredible diversity that is found in few other places.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Bronx Community Board 1 – Mott Haven, Melrose, Port Morris

Bronx Community Board 2 – Hunts Point, Longwood

Bronx Community Board 3 – Melrose, Morrisania, Claremont, Crotona Park East

Bronx Community Board 4 – Highbridge, Concourse

Bronx Community Board 5 – Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Mount Hope

Bronx Community Board 6 – East Tremont, Bathgate, Belmont, West Farms

Bronx Community Board 9 – Soundview, Castle Hill, Union Port, Parkchester

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Bronx Works

The Point

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO)

Sustainable South Bronx

CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

Bronx Museum of the Arts

New York Yankees

South Bronx Cultural Corridor

EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Bronx Community College

Fordham University

Hostos Community College

Lehman College

Monroe College

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS

Bronx Colts Football Foundation
CitySquash.org
F.C. Harlem