Recent PUENTE Posts

  • 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 volunteer@puente.org. → 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 »

  • New State Preschool

    PUENTE has been awarded a grant from the California Department of Education’s public preschool program. PUENTE Preschool will provide high-quality early childhood education, that typically would be out of reach to the 40+ families we will be serving, due to their socio-economic status. PUENTE Preschool Program provides a core class curriculum that is developmentally, culturally,… Read more »

  • December Celebrations 2019

    Special Holiday Thank You During the special time of year, we extend a huge THANK YOU to our PUENTE community of students, family members, and friends. Together, we are building bridges to learning and opportunity for those who need it most. Sweet Celebrations PUENTE Charter School celebrated the holiday season with sweet performances, singing “Sugar,… Read more »

  • Meet Lissa

    Lissa knew she needed practical skills to get ahead. Then, she found PUENTE. In our workforce development classes, she received valuable training to help her family’s small business expand. Not only that, at PUENTE Lissa discovered “a place to grow, a place that transformed my life.” After hearing about PUENTE’s classes from her mother, Lissa… Read more »