Recent PUENTE Posts

  • Lara Lightbody Joins PUENTE Learning Center Board of Directors

    PUENTE Learning Center is proud to announce Lara Lightbody as its newest Board member.   Lara Lightbody is a UK-qualified lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in both private practice and as an in-house counsel for various multinationals. She now runs a legal consultancy assisting companies with Asia market entry and legal department strategy. Previously,… Read more »

  • Online Auction and Video

    Join us for a Virtual Fundraiser “PUENTE Celebrates 35 Years” Online Auction from October 23-29 & Video Launch at the close of the online auction on October 29, 2020 at 5 pm Over our 35-year history, PUENTE has served over 110,000 students with educational programs for children, youth, adults, and community members. Our work is… Read more »

  • Meet Nelly

    “PUENTE has helped me develop into the person I am today. Plus, it’s just fun to learn at a place that is such an integral part of Boyle Heights.” – Nelly Escalante, College Success student     When COVID-19 forced the UC Davis college campus to close this past spring, Nelly Escalante turned to PUENTE… Read more »

  • PUENTE Today Fall 2020

  • Chun Wong Appointed as Board Chair

    PUENTE LEARNING CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS CHUN WONG AS BOARD CHAIR   LOS ANGELES, CA (JULY 14, 2020) We are pleased to announce that PUENTE Learning Center’s Board of Directors appointed business leader Chun Wong as the organization’s new Board Chair. Wong has been an active Board member at PUENTE, previously serving as Board… Read more »

  • Highlighting Success During COVID-19

    LAUSD school has been closed since March 18, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the closures, all planned events and celebrations have moved online. Especially this year, our end-of-year celebrations were bittersweet. The last four months of school have challenged and united the PUENTE family. Here are a few photos of our June graduations… Read more »

  • Charter School Interim Principal Appointed

    Staff News: Brenda Meza Appointed PUENTE Charter School Interim Principal   PUENTE is pleased to share the appointment of Brenda Meza as PUENTE Charter School Interim Principal, effective as of July 1st. She has most recently served as PUENTE Charter School’s Dean of Curriculum and Instruction. “Brenda has brought a depth and breadth of instructional… Read more »

  • PUENTE Today Spring 2020

  • PUENTE Leadership Announcement

    PUENTE LEARNING CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS JEROME GREENING AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER   LOS ANGELES, CA (MAY 21, 2020) We are pleased to announce Jerome Greening as Chief Executive Officer at PUENTE Learning Center.   Jerome Greening was named to the CEO position after serving as Interim CEO since October 2018. Jerome brings extensive experience… Read more »

  • Meet Valerie

    To keep up with her distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis, PUENTE second-grader Valerie Ruiz needed a computer. PUENTE showed up at her doorstep to deliver a laptop (at a safe distance), and we called Valerie’s mom to share resources about getting internet access at home. “Many parents are worried about learning loss,” says Dean… Read more »