Recent PUENTE Posts

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • PUENTE Today Fall 2019

    Check out our PUENTE Today Newsletter Fall 2019

  • Meet Genesis

    Earlier this year, PUENTE 1st grade student Genesis was officially re-classified from English Learner to English Proficient. “PUENTE teachers put in the time,” says Genesis’s mom, Lilian. “I trust them to find the right way for each child to learn English.” PUENTE celebrates the achievements of Genesis and all our English learners, who make up… Read more »

  • PUENTE Golf 15th Anniversary

    Thank you We are so grateful for your support of the students and community members of PUENTE through the 15th Anniversary PUENTE Golf Classic. Because of you, PUENTE will continue to provide life-changing educational programs for the children, youth, and adults of Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, and beyond. This could not have happened without your support…. Read more »

  • Fall Volunteer Day

    On September 28, PUENTE hosted its Fall Volunteer Day, aligned with UCLA’s 11th anniversary Volunteer Day. Thank you to all the UCLA volunteers and other volunteers who took the opportunity to engage in conversation with our adult ESL students, helping them build their English-speaking skills through a dialogue focused on Life Transitions from School to… Read more »

  • Irene Ortiz Despedida (Farewell)

    On Friday, August 9, 2019, PUENTE colleagues shared a goodbye luncheon for long-time teacher, Mrs. Irene Ortiz. Irene has been with PUENTE for 34 years and is the first teacher to join the organization. Irene began her career as an educator in Boyle Heights more than 45 years ago at Breed St. Elementary. In 1985… Read more »