Recent PUENTE Posts

  • Coronavirus Updates

    Like most of you, in recent days PUENTE has been focused on the response to the evolving novel coronavirus health matter. Our first priority is the health and well-being of our students, volunteers, staff, and community members. From the beginning, we have been following the recommendations and guidelines of the appropriate federal, state, and local… Read more »

  • Annual Report 18-19

    View our 2018-2019 Annual Report

  • New State Preschool

    PUENTE has been awarded a grant from the California Department of Education’s public preschool program. PUENTE Preschool will provide high-quality early childhood education, that typically would be out of reach to the 40+ families we will be serving, due to their socio-economic status. PUENTE Preschool Program provides a core class curriculum that is developmentally, culturally,… Read more »

  • Meet Lissa

    Lissa knew she needed practical skills to get ahead. Then, she found PUENTE. In our workforce development classes, she received valuable training to help her family’s small business expand. Not only that, at PUENTE Lissa discovered “a place to grow, a place that transformed my life.” After hearing about PUENTE’s classes from her mother, Lissa… Read more »

  • PUENTE Today Fall 2019

    Check out our PUENTE Today Newsletter Fall 2019

  • PUENTE Golf 15th Anniversary

    Thank you We are so grateful for your support of the students and community members of PUENTE through the 15th Anniversary PUENTE Golf Classic. Because of you, PUENTE will continue to provide life-changing educational programs for the children, youth, and adults of Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, and beyond. This could not have happened without your support…. Read more »

  • Fall Volunteer Day

    On September 28, PUENTE hosted its Fall Volunteer Day, aligned with UCLA’s 11th anniversary Volunteer Day. Thank you to all the UCLA volunteers and other volunteers who took the opportunity to engage in conversation with our adult ESL students, helping them build their English-speaking skills through a dialogue focused on Life Transitions from School to… Read more »

  • Irene Ortiz Despedida (Farewell)

    On Friday, August 9, 2019, PUENTE colleagues shared a goodbye luncheon for long-time teacher, Mrs. Irene Ortiz. Irene has been with PUENTE for 34 years and is the first teacher to join the organization. Irene began her career as an educator in Boyle Heights more than 45 years ago at Breed St. Elementary. In 1985… Read more »

  • Summer Adventure and Family Connection

    Two years ago, Elizabeth wasn’t sure she’d be able to find a high-quality summer program for her daughter, Cielo. Then she found out about PUENTE. Last week, Cielo was one of 150 students who completed our Summer Adventure Camp. The program is offered at a nominal fee to prevent summer learning loss for neighborhood children… Read more »

  • Meet Benjamin

    Benjamin Chavez Aguirre was looking for English classes when he moved to Los Angeles from Tijuana, Mexico. At his sister’s suggestion, he began ESL classes at PUENTE. He went on to enroll in High School Diploma and Computer Applications as well. While a student at PUENTE, Benjamin was an overnight food service worker, a bartender,… Read more »

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