Frequently Asked Questions about PUENTE Learning Center

GENERAL

How can I help?

PUENTE needs dedicated individuals to mobilize their communities in support of our mission. Here are just a few suggested ways to channel your energies to help:

Can you keep me up to date on PUENTE’s progress?

Yes! When you join our free email list, you’ll receive regular news on our work.

How do I remove my name from the mailing list or update my address/bio information?

To update your contact preferences or personal information, please send an email to donate@puente.org.

I still have a question! Who can I contact?

Please visit our Contact Us page.

FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Is PUENTE open during COVID-19?

PUENTE’s goal is to re-open our preschool and charter elementary school programs for in-person instruction in April, with all families having the option for online-only learning. Programs for youth and adults remain on distance learning only until further notice. 

How can I sign up for classes?

For children’s programs—Preschool, Charter Elementary School, and Summer Camp—learn more here.

For youth programs—College and Career—learn more here.

For adult programs—ESL, High School Diploma & Certification, and Career Skills—learn more here and register here.

Are the classes free for students?

All programs are tuition-free. Some classes require textbooks that are available for purchase at PUENTE Learning Center.

DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING

How is my donation spent?

PUENTE operates efficiently, always aims to minimize administrative costs, and is committed to transparency. In 2020, we allocated 85 percent of our expenditures directly to programs—a number that is well above the standard recommended by CharityWatch, one of the leading charity-rating organizations in the US. We strive to exceed or maintain these standards each year.

Can I get a copy of PUENTE’s annual report?

Our most recent annual reports, as well as additional financial information, are available on the Our Results page.

What is PUENTE’s employer identification number?

Our EIN/tax ID number is 95-4242175.

How does PUENTE measure up to other charities?

PUENTE is rated highly by leading independent charity evaluators. PUENTE has earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level awarded. PUENTE meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. PUENTE is also a “Top-Rated” charity by GreatNonprofits. These rankings place PUENTE among an elite group of charitable organizations nationally.

Do you offer a gift planning program?

Yes, PUENTE has a gift planning program. You can learn more at our gift planning website.

Does PUENTE have a policy on donor privacy?

Yes, PUENTE has a policy on donor privacy. We encourage donors or potential donors to contact us regarding any questions or concerns. We hope that our adherence to this policy strengthens the trust and confidence our donors have in us and our efforts to work together to reduce global poverty and injustice.

 

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