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 Charter K and Preschool parents, East Los Angeles College – First Year Experience Scholars, Mt Saint Mary’s University – Community Engagement, California State University Los Angeles – Criminal Justice Student Association, L.A. Works, Lockton Insurance Brokers LLC, UCLA – Alpha Phi, Wells Fargo and community members! The opening of the playground culminated with a ribbon cutting ceremony where we were joined by elected officials, neighborhood stakeholders, and community leaders. Thank you to all donors and sponsors who made this project possible! TARGET, Albertsons, Costco, Curacao, El Gallo Giro, El Pollo Loco, Food4Less, La Mascota Bakery, Pavilions, Pollo Campero, PUENTE Charter K & Preschool Readiness Parents, Ralphs, Sam’s Club, Sprouts, Subway, Superior Warehouse, Trader Joe’s, Vons, World Harvest Food Bank, Hollenbeck Palms, Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce, Westport Construction, CALO YouthBuild,
City of Los Angeles – District 14, and White Memorial Medical Center.A final special thank you to our co-chairs: Oscar Munguia, Antonio Bermudez, Ernesto Espinoza, and Laura Laino.