Recent PUENTE Posts

  • 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 »

  • PUENTE Builds a Playground with KaBOOOM! and Target

    On Febrary24th, 2017, through our partnership with KaBOOM, our fiscal sponsor Target, and the local community, PUENTE built an amazing, colorful, fun and safe 3,300 square foot playground for our community. To make this dream a reality for the children of our community, we came together with over 250 volunteers from PUENTE students and staff, PUENTE… Read more »

  • PUENTE Alumni Form Advisory Board

    Over our 30 year history, thousands of students have come through PUENTE’s doors and we are excited to announce the formal Advisory Board. Its goals will include serving in an advisory capacity to PUENTE leadership regarding program and events, bringing resources and connections to enhance PUENTE programs and to increase awareness of PUENTE in the… Read more »

  • Diana Juarez – LAUP’s Early Educator of the Year!

    PUENTE Learning Center is excited to announce that our very own Diana Juarez has been named as one of LAUP’s Early Educator of the Year recipients in 2017. This prestigious award makes her one of five exceptional early education teachers in Los Angeles County receiving the Dr. Celia Ayala Early Educator Award. After 29 years of service as a teacher here at… Read more »