Causes

  • Green Bronx Machine Urban farming and green tech in the Bronx? Yes! These innovators are growing in the Bronx, and we’re proud to herald their achievements. The Green Bronx Machine run by Steve Ritz, has transformed urban junkyards into vertical farms, training Bronx teenagers to be the newest farmers in the newest sustainable effort: Green […]

  • Hundreds of artists call the Bronx home—classical painters, documentary filmmakers, graffiti artists, installation artists, sculptors, and photographers—and Yes plans to celebrate their works, their vitality, and their contributions to the community. Two such initiatives are the Yes the Bronx inaugural film festival, held September 19-21, 2014 (click here for details) and a short film produced […]

  • The inaugural Yes the Bronx Film Festival will take place September 19-21, 2014, at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY, a half block from the #4 train in the Bronx. The Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr., has made it an official Bronx 100 event, celebrating the centennial (1914-2014) of the Borough […]

  • Our Yes the Bronx Financial Literacy Program will be designed to educate Bronx youth and indirectly their families on fundamental methods of saving and investing. Working with local banking institutions, news networks, and other community-based organizations, Yes will create a teaching seminar for understanding and using basic financial instruments. Our program will include: Types of financial […]

  • Obesity Remediation Yes the Bronx is taking on the challenge of improving health outcomes by advising Bronx residents on healthy choices in foods and exercise—the most effective weapons against obesity. Using branded identity marketing efforts, we’ve been promoting obesity awareness through our Project Obesity campaign, and actively organizing remediation efforts through our Run For Your Life series of race/walks. […]

  • The purpose of our initiative is to increase public awareness of the growing obesity epidemic and educate Bronxites about the prevention of obesity.  According to the New York State Department of Health obesity and being overweight are currently the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States and may soon overtake tobacco as the […]

  • Yes the Bronx Observation Tower by Kevin Kennon Architects The ‘Yes the Bronx’ Observation Tower consists of a raised platform, which stands 176 feet tall, a central access elevator, and two spiraling structural stairways which branch to support the 85 foot square metal and glass enclosure. The tower will be constructed of only recycled materials […]

  •   Yes the Bronx is trying to erase outdated stereotypes stigmatizing our borough. As part of that effort we have taken on issues where we can make a difference improving the lives of Bronxites. One is civics, largely ignored by schools today. We want to step in with a video series, Civics with Irving, American […]