Meet Griselda and Andy

Griselda became a new U.S. citizen after taking PUENTE’s citizenship test prep class. Andy was her volunteer citizenship instructor. He provided extra guidance outside of class time, and he even accompanied Griselda to the naturalization ceremony.

PUENTE is more than a learning center. We’re a community resource. By preparing students for the citizenship exam, PUENTE makes it possible for more people in our community to enjoy the full benefits that our country has available. “As a citizen, you have so many more opportunities to participate,” Griselda says.

As a nonprofit, PUENTE relies on volunteers like Andy to support our programs like the citizenship classes. For Andy, experiences like Griselda’s swearing-in ceremony show him how he is making a difference.