BEAM serves students from low-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles and New York City.
Our Los Angeles students live in Central LA, in the neighborhoods around Koreatown and Pico-Union.
Our New York students come from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
Students Served: 700+ since 2011
By Gender: 50% female, 50% male
By Race/Ethnicity (students may identify with more than one)
Black/African American: 39%
Native American/Alaskan Native: 1%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 1%
By income: 77% are eligible for federally-subsidized school lunch
By background: 60% are first-gen college goers (defined as a student where neither parent graduated college)
Median family income: $31,000