2022 MLK Service Challenge: Engaging with Community

During the week of January 17, 2022, Albert Einstein College of Medicine joined organizations nationwide by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through community service work. Over 40 students, faculty, and staff engaged in community service at organizations including Project BRAVO Food Pantry, The Bronx Community Foundation, Niño de la Caridad Foundation, Einstein Food Justice and Medicine, and HERO High School.

Each year, we recognize individuals and the department or group who demonstrate Dr. King’s spirit and legacy through their dedication and contributions to our community. We join in community to share thanks to all who participated.. 

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Congrats to our 2022 MLK Service Challenge winners!

Jehron Pura-Bryant M.D. 2025
President, SNMA
Valeria De La Rosa-Reyes, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Those mentioned above have been distinguished with this award because they completed the most service hours during our 2022 MLK Service Challenge. Our two individual service champions will be awarded a subscription to a “Taste of the Bronx” box which features products from local Bronx businesses. The Student National Medical Association will be awarded a plaque and the title “Einstein MLK Community Service Challenge Champions.”

Thank you to the organizations that gave us the opportunity to serve!

  • Project BRAVO Food Pantry
  • Food Justice and Medicine (FJAM)
  • Community Workforce Program
  • The Bronx Community Foundation
  • NY Common Pantry
  • The Chefs' Warehouse
  • The Office of Nathalia Fernandez
  • Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) Clinic
  • Niño de la Caridad
  • Westchester Produce