Recent PUENTE Posts

  • Celebrating Gloria Rojas and Irene Ortiz

    At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, teachers Gloria Rojas and Irene Ortiz will retire after a combined 50+ years as educators. From preparing kindergarteners to helping adults complete their high school diplomas, both women have spent the last three decades making a difference in the lives of hundreds of PUENTE students. Gloria Rojas… Read more »

  • Student Story – Erika Ruiz

    Erika Ruiz first learned about PUENTE Learning Center when she moved to Boyle Heights four years ago. Her new neighbors recommended PUENTE as a community resource and called it a “local gem.” She received so many recommendations about the school and its programs that she decided to check it out for herself. Erika enrolled her… Read more »

  • Meet Griselda and Andy

    Griselda is the latest PUENTE student to become a new U.S. citizen. Andy is her volunteer citizenship instructor. He accompanied Griselda to the naturalization ceremony. PUENTE is more than a learning center. We’re a community resource. By preparing students for the citizenship exam, PUENTE makes it possible for more people in our community to enjoy… Read more »

  • Student Story-Digital Initiatives

    Spotlight: Digital Initiatives Sandra Villalobos had just lost her job of 25 years when she found out about PUENTE’s Digital Initiatives. After completing the Intro to Computers course, she gained valuable skills and found a new job at Allstate Insurance in Boyle Heights. When Sandra became unemployed, fear gripped her. She had never pursued higher… Read more »

  • Student Story- Meet Linda Tran

    Linda Tran was a high school junior when she came to PUENTE in 2017 for help in applying to college. Linda enrolled in SAT Prep classes at PUENTE, which have been offered for over 20 years in partnership with Kaplan, Inc. at no cost to students. Linda also attended a financial aid workshop at PUENTE,… Read more »

  • PUENTE Today Fall 2018

    Our Fall 2018 Newsletter

  • A Farewell Letter from the CEO Andrea Bazán

    Dear PUENTE Family: The time has come for me to step down from my leadership role at PUENTE, and pass the baton to the leader who will steward PUENTE in its next phase. I will be transitioning over the next few weeks to a new position with a national scope, based in Los Angeles. This… Read more »

  • First Day of School – August 14, 2018

      Welcome everyone! It’s here…the beginning of a new school year! We have many exciting plans for the academic year, and with your support, we will meet the high academic goals and expectations. The PUENTE administrators and teaching staff thank you in advance for all of your support! Please click on the link to find… Read more »

  • Computer Programming Student Feature… Get to know Joanna

    Our Summer Programs Each summer PUENTE Learning Center offers camp programs to the youth of the community in hopes of providing students a productive and engaging environment to learn in.  Through PUENTE’s summer programs students are able to gain new knowledge, polish their academic skills and keep productive during their breaks from school.  During our… Read more »

  • ESL Student Features – First Days at PUENTE

    PUENTE Learning Center has had the opportunity to offer in class instruction to the Boyle Heights community since its inception in 1985.  Today, we serve the adult community through English as a Second language courses (ESL), computer literacy classes, career readiness and high school diploma classes. Our ESL students have shared some of their thoughts… Read more »

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