Recent PUENTE Posts

  • 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 20, 2019

      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 »

  • 4 Easy Ways to Support PUENTE

    By selecting PUENTE as your nonprofit of choice on AmazonSmile, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less, and, you’ll be contributing to our education programs and providing opportunities for our students. Follow the directions below and start shopping. AmazonSmile Program Website Registration Instructions Note: You need to have an active account to register for this program…. Read more »

  • College Access STEM Student Feature… Meet Kimberly

    Escalera STEM is a national college and career readiness program in partnership with UnidosUS designed to prepare high school juniors and seniors for pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Escalera serves over 950 students nationwide with 91% of these students identifying as Latino, 87% as first generation college attendees, and 84% from… Read more »

  • Children’s Wing Expansion

    We are thrilled to announce the completion of PUENTE Charter School’s wing renovation, resulting in the added classroom space to meet capacity for additional grade levels. This past fall, we expanded our school operations to include a full day kindergarten and TK, a breakfast and lunch program, and an afterschool program, to better serve the… Read more »

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