1Number | EP 3

The Bronx, 57.5%: Part 3 – Bronx Food Warriors

“You don’t run a Ferrari on vinegar,” said Stephen Ritz, Bronx native and award-winning food-focused educator. We follow his story (and his cheese hat) through his home borough to point to the nutrition-linked causes of poor graduation rates in the Bronx. Then we head to Gotham Greens, an investor-backed urban farm and greenhouse already changing access to healthy foods in underresourced communities.



57.5%: The Bronx

Fifty-seven-and-a-half percent, the average high school graduation rate for The Bronx. The usual narrative: absent parents, lazy teachers, underfunded schools. But what if that wasn’t true? What are the real reasons and truly investable solutions to solve this one number?