Recent PUENTE Posts

  • 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 »

  • 2020 College and Career Scholarship Recipients

    On Friday, May 15, 2020, we announced to our new scholarship recipients from our College and Career Program that they are the winners of our $1,000 scholarship award. Congrats to these outstanding students will continue to inspire us all as they embark on their college journeys.  

  • 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 »

  • Connecting with Students to Achieve

    “When I have questions about financial aid or student loans, I always come to [my case manager] Guillermo. He always has answers for me. Guillermo gives me confidence in the decisions I make.” – Bryan, PUENTE College and Career student The challenges faced by many low-income students of color have been amplified by the COVID-19… Read more »

  • Helping PUENTE Students During COVID-19

    We hope that you are taking great care during this unprecedented time in our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for all of us, but especially for the PUENTE students and their families who come to PUENTE for learning and community. Following the health and safety guidance from WHO, CDC, and other state and local… Read more »

  • 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

  • Visit to Cal Poly Pomona

    PUENTE College and Career 11th and 12th-grade students from Mendez High School visited the Cal Poly Pomona campus. The College and Career Program offers college campus tours as a way to help students to gain perspective on what kind of environment they are looking for in prospective colleges. The Cal Poly Pomona College of Agriculture… Read more »

  • Read Across America 2020

    Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day, is a yearly observance in the USA inaugurated by the NEA (National Education Association). PUENTE celebrates Read Across America by bringing friends, staff, and community members to read to our Charter and Preschool students. See more photos.

  • Volunteer with Us – Spring 2020

    PUENTE’s quarterly Volunteer Opportunities for both individuals and groups.   Want to sign up for any of the volunteer opportunities below? Contact us at → Children’s Programs Date: On-going during the school year Time: 8am to 4pm Location: PUENTE Learning Center Classroom Assistant(s) Needed Volunteers in the classroom make a difference for children’s lives by assisting PUENTE educators… Read more »