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.  

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  • Students Served: 700+ since 2011

  • By Gender: 50% female, 50% 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: 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