BEAM serves students from low-income neighborhoods across New York City.   

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Our students come from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.  

  • Students Served: 407
  • By Gender: 51% female, 49% male
  • By Race/Ethnicity (students may identify with more than one)
    • Latino/Hispanic: 56%
    • Black/African American: 39%
    • White: 14%
    • Asian: 9%
    • Native American/Alaskan Native: 1%
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • By income: 84% are eligible for federally-subsidized school lunch
  • By background: 70% are first-gen college goers (defined as a student where neither parent graduated college)
  • Median family income: $26,000