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PUENTE Learning Center
Vice President of Advancement: Matt Wells
We are PUENTE: People United to Enrich the Neighborhood Through Education. Building bridges to learning and opportunity in Boyle Heights and beyond.
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My family and I have supported PUENTE Learning Center for many years because we firmly believe in the power of education to improve lives. Everyone should have the tools to succeed, no matter their zip code, income, or ethnic background. It is so impressive that PUENTE has created such a welcoming environment for the Boyle Heights community to access vital resources. Now more than ever, nonprofits must nurture the trust and confidence of their clients, and PUENTE continues to do just that. PUENTE Learning Center is helping to create a better and stronger Los Angeles, and I am so grateful for their high-impact work.
Put a Young Person on a Path to College With a Gift of $3,000
PUENTE Learning Center’s College and Career Program has an astounding success rate, with 97% of high school seniors in the program enrolling in college. From there, PUENTE follows the students through post-secondary school, helping them leverage their talents for the workforce.
In order to maintain its efforts in preparing young people on their path to college or the workforce, PUENTE is asking for individual donations to cover program costs including $3,000 scholarships for books, food, access to paid internships, case management, and counselors. The total amount of money needed is $450,000 to fund the program through 2024.
and Elizabeth Gregory Riordan
Helen and Will Webster Foundation
Rose Hills Foundation
Citi Foundation – Community
Progress Maker Award
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
and Maria Hummer-Tuttle
Thomas and Dorothy
Carl and Roberta
Snell & Wilmer
Citizens Business Bank
Nike – Community Impact Fund
USC – Good Neighbors Program
Los Angeles Lakers Youth Fund