Program Spotlight: College and Career

Program Spotlight: College and Career

The PUENTE College and Career Program increases the number of low-income, primarily Latinx youth who break the cycle of intergenerational poverty through education, with a focus on Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) and careers in Medicine....

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Back to School 2020

Back to School 2020

Bridging the Gap While distance learning isn’t ideal, we are implementing the best learning programs possible for our students The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified disparities in communities of color. As a response to the immediate needs of the community, PUENTE has...

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PUENTE Today Fall 2020

PUENTE Today Fall 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis persists, PUENTE has remained laser-focused on continuing to build bridges to education for our students and their families.

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Summer Learning Goes Virtual

Summer Learning Goes Virtual

PUENTE's summer session has gone virtual this year due to Covid-19. This year more than ever, summer bridge learning helps close the achievement gap by mitigating “learning loss.” Our children's summer camp is bringing daily STEAM-based instruction to 100 TK-6th grade...

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Chun Wong Appointed as Board Chair

Chun Wong Appointed as Board Chair

LOS ANGELES, CA (JULY 14, 2020) We are pleased to announce that PUENTE Learning Center’s Board of Directors appointed business leader Chun Wong as the organization’s new Board Chair. Wong has been an active Board member at PUENTE, previously serving as Board...

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Meet Valerie

Meet Valerie

To keep up with her distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis, PUENTE second-grader Valerie Ruiz needed a computer. PUENTE showed up at her doorstep to deliver a laptop (at a safe distance), and we called Valerie’s mom to share resources about getting internet...

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Charter School Interim Principal Appointed

Charter School Interim Principal Appointed

PUENTE is pleased to share the appointment of Brenda Meza as PUENTE Charter School Interim Principal, effective as of July 1st. She has most recently served as PUENTE Charter School’s Dean of Curriculum and Instruction. “Brenda has brought a depth and breadth of...

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2020 College and Career Scholarship Recipients

2020 College and Career Scholarship Recipients

On Friday, May 15, 2020, we announced to our new scholarship recipients from our College and Career Program that they are the winners of our $1,000 scholarship award. Congrats to these outstanding students who will continue to inspire us all as they embark on their...

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Connecting with Students to Achieve

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...

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