Recent PUENTE Posts

  • 2019-2020 Annual Report

  • Fall 2020 Program Update: College and Career

    The PUENTE College and Career Program increases the number of low-income, primarily Latinx youth who break the cycle of intergenerational poverty through education, with a focus on Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) and careers in Medicine. Starting in 9th grade, and providing continual services for up to 8 years, the College and Career Program… Read more »

  • 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

    “PUENTE Celebrates 35 Years” Thank you to all our sponsors and donors! All proceeds support PUENTE’s programs. 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 making a difference every day. Now more than ever, we need your help to keep… 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