Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO)


Name of organization:

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO)

Primary location:

555 Bergen Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Pat Riley, Youth Services

(718) 732-7580 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

All New York City Districts


Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:

Participants show significant improvement on the TABE; express greater interest in school; graduate and enroll in college at a higher percentage than other Bronx youth.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Ramp-up to Advanced Literacy (National Center on Education and the Economy) for English Language Arts; Prentice Hall New York Math A for mathematics


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grade 5 - 12


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts and mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2 Sessions per week


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

1hr. 45 minutes


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

October 1 to January 15, February 1 to May 31; primarily weekdays, 2pm to 5pm (unless by special arrangements. Students will be served approximately 70 hours/year, in one ten-week sessions each semester of approximately 35 hours.


Type of instruction:

Small group and individual when needed


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

Students will be small, heterogeneous groups of no more than 10 youth, staff will be trained by The Center for Independence of the Disabled. SoBRO Center fully accessible.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Curriculums include strategies and exercises for ELL; SoBRO will employ bi-lingual tutors and teachers.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Master Teacher and cluster teachers will be New York State Certified with at least 2 years experience teaching. Tutors will be college students who are trained by SoBRO to utilize curriculum.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Each student will be provided with an initial individual service strategy to detail goals and measurable objectives for the year. Teachers and tutors will create monthly progress reports, disseminated to students, parents and teachers. Two times per year, the parent will have an individual meeting (or more frequently, if requested) to review progress and address concerns to improve service delivery.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

SoBRO can arrange for transportation for any participant who has a specific request.


Additional relevant information:

As a recognized leader in the youth development community, SoBRO will incorporate the most successful elements of our programming into the Supplemental Educational Services including caring staff, comfortable learning environment, ability to participate and enroll in additional after school activities, strong leadership and engaging curriculum implementation.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014