BEYOND ALBERT, a new summer high school program at Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center (MECCC), has received a $75,000 grant from the Pinkerton Foundation.
The funding supports student stipends, food, and transportation as well as two field trips, an end-of-summer symposium, and career and professional development programming. The grant also permits the program to take part in the New York City Research Mentoring Consortium, comprising 20 partner programs across New York City. These include the Bronx Zoo and academic institutions such as the Rockefeller University, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and various scientific institutions and programs.
The BEYOND ALBERT (Bronx Einstein Youth Oncology Network Dedicated to Academic Learning, Biomedical Education and Research Training) High School Research Program supports students in the Bronx in a two-part educational research experience during the summer and after school. Students can work in the labs of MECCC faculty members and learn scientific research skills.
The Pinkerton Foundation is an independent organization that supports community-based programs for youth in New York City.