campus partner(s)

Fordham University and Bronxworks






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

award date


Grant Summary

$240,000 over 36 months to offer CAB high school students a year-long program focused on history, and to support CAB's college preparatory program, Center for Achieving Future Education (CAFÉ). The History Makers Scholar program will introduce students to history "beyond the textbook," engaging them in learning experiences outside of the classroom, including hands-on research and field work throughout New York City. The program will begin with a five-week summer seminar that draws on Fordham's Bronx African American History project. It will combine academics in the classroom, field work research, and group projects, and nurture students' critical thinking, research, and oral and written presentation skills. During the academic year, CAB students will have the opportunity to return to Fordham's campus for a series of workshops, networking events, and shadow days with college mentors. The program also provides additional college preparatory services through workshops, case management assistance, and individual counseling on all aspects of the college selection and application process.