PUENTE Learning Center

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MISSION STATEMENT: We are PUENTE: People United to Enrich the Neighborhood Through Education. Building bridges to learning and opportunity in Boyle Heights and beyond.

ABOUT US: PUENTE has served over 120,000 constituents since 1985, providing a spectrum of high-quality educational programs and comprehensive services. Through our four program areas, we’re building a brighter future for children, youth, adults and the community of Boyle Heights and beyond.

Our key services include:

Children: Preschool, PUENTE Charter Elementary School, Afterschool and Summer Camp Enrichment

Youth: College and Career Program

Adults: Adult Education and Workforce Development

Community: Workshops and Integrated services


• 58% of PUENTE Elementary School students met or exceeded gradelevel proficiency – surpassing other service area elementary schools.

• 97% college acceptance rate for PUENTE College and Career Program

• 89% college retention rate for PUENTE College and Career Program

• 1,000+ classroom seats filled in our adult education and workforce development classes

SERVICE AREA: PUENTE Learning Center serves the community of Boyle Heights and beyond.


Chun Wong - Board Chair
Founder and CEO of Asolva, Inc.

Tyler M.P. Sutherland - Vice Chair
Director of Racial Justice and Equity of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Jocelyn Rosenwald - Treasurer
Director of Acquisitions of Beach Front Properties, LLC

Oscar Cabrales - Secretary
Sales Representative of American & Efird, Inc.

Greg Gonzalez
Director of Financial Aid & History Teacher at Harvard Westlake School

Lara Lightbody
Principal, Legal and Technology at Alumni Services

Albert Reyes
Partner at Kutak Rock, LLP


DONATE: puente.org/donate

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE: By donor advised-fund or stock transfer: Tax ID# 95-4242175

VOLUNTEER: puente.org/volunteer


Address: 501 S. Boyle Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323.780.8900
Email: matt@puente.org
Website: puente.org
Facebook: facebook.com/PUENTEinLA
Twitter: twitter.com/@puenteinla_
Instagram: instagram.com/puenteinla
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/puenteinla
Top Executive: Jerome Greening, CEO
Year Established: 1985