Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

1771 Andrews Ave
Bronx, NY 10453-6803
United States

Geolocation Field
40.8511604, -73.9168917
Phone Number
(718) 731-7700
Fax Number
(718) 731-3543
Off-Site Training
Location Description

Since 1981, South Bronx Job Corps Center has helped students in New York build bright and beautiful futures for themselves. The building, located in the Bronx near Yankee Stadium, is recognized as a historic landmark. Sitting on a 15-acre campus, the center has both residential and nonresidential students.

Center History

The South Bronx Job Corps Center building started its life as the Messiah Home for Children in 1908 thanks to donations from Standard Oil magnate Henry H. Rogers. In 1920, the building was sold to the Salvation Army who used the building as a training center until 1975. In 1978, it was taken over by New York City for use as the South Bronx Job Corps Center which officially opened in 1981.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 100 male students in two dorms and 100 female students in two dorms. Independent-living dorms are available with extended privileges for students who qualify. Residential students live with two to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • computer labs
  • vending machines
  • bathrooms and showers

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Mohamed Shalal
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Food Service Committee
<p>Job Corps Food Committee provides a forum for students to offer suggestions for menu planning and dining room operations. Job Corps boasts a diverse population, making diverse and authentic cuisine a necessity on most centers. Therefore, a diverse group of students who wish to express their views and those of their peers can make a positive impact on any center's food service program through participation in a food service committee.</p>
Health and Wellness Committee
<p>In the past, we have worked under the idea that exercise happens in recreation, nutrition happens in the cafeteria, and health education happens in wellness. It’s time to change that way of thinking. Health happens everywhere—in dorms, in the classroom, even on field trips.</p> <p>The Health and Wellness Committee is made up of students who are dedicated to promoting this idea and to building a culture at the center that embraces wellness, healthy eating, and physical activity in everything we do. This means teaching fellow students new and easy ways to integrate healthy living throughout the day and making healthy eating and exercise a fun part of center culture. </p>
Recreation Committee
<p>Student input is a critical part of our recreation program. Each dorm has representatives on the Recreation Committee where students are encouraged to submit ideas for new and different activities.</p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the South Bronx Jobs Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Affinity Health Plan</li> <li>Food Pantry of New York</li> <li>MARC Academy Family Center</li> <li>New York Blood Center</li> <li>Roberto Clemente State Park</li> <li>Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE)
<p>One of our top goals at South Bronx Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at South Bronx and are between the ages of 17 1/5 through 21 years old will be enrolled automatically in our HSE program offered with the assistance of the Department of Education (DOE). Students over the age of 21 years old will be offered our High School Diploma on-line (Penn Foster) program.</p>
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in applied academics, math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
Advanced Career Training
<p>The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program gives students the opportunity to receive advanced education/technical training. Students in the ACT program may attend one of the participating City University of New York (CUNY) schools.</p> <p>ACT students may also participate in other Job Corps center programs such as A+/Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification at Edison Job Corps [HYPERLINK TO] in New Jersey, Advanced Computer Technology at Shriver Job Corps [HYPERLINK TO] in Massachusetts, and Advanced Pastry Training at New Haven Job Corps [HYPERLINK TO] in Connecticut.</p> <p>To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.</p> <p>Benefits of the ACT Program include:</p> <ul> <li>academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>housing and recreation</li> <li>meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>transportation to and from college of choice</li> </ul> <p>This program is offered through partnerships with the ABC Training Center, Bronx Community College, Bronx Educational Opportunity Center, and CUNY Colleges.</p>
English Language Learning Program
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to four students in each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.