A team of students from Monroe College took part in the annual Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) competition – an international organization that provides a forum for students to apply classroom knowledge in solving actual challenges in the community. Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro (first row, far right) sponsored a resolution honoring the students and the college, and Bronx Senator Gustavo Rivera welcomed the delegation to the Senate and co-hosted their visit.       

The team won the regional competition and finished 20th out of more than 300 teams nationally. Their project, “Their Need … Our Movement,” focused on improving the quality of life for underserved youth; supporting businesses with “green” initiatives; addressing the need for worldwide hunger relief; assisting entrepreneurs; providing eyeglasses to economically-disadvantaged people all over the world, and more.   

The SIFE team was led by Monroe College President Stephen J. Jerome, his wife, Alumni Director Leslie Jerome and Vice President of Student Affairs Roberta Greenberg.