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By Joshua Williams, Green Light District Intern and Senior at El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice Two weeks ago I witnessed what most people don't witness at 17 years old. I was in a City Planning Commission meeting Department of City Planning...
Drawing by Laura Garcia This poem is fictional and made from my personal beliefs. I’ve been studying identity, as it’s the topic I picked for my history paper at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. I have been considering all of the aspects of...
By Jana Lynne (JL) Umipig I recall having my final interview with Co-Founder and Executive Director Frances that began my journey at El Puente nearly 4 years ago. Almost 2 hours of exchange, I remember telling her about a project that was deeply...
Hi, I’m Laura Garcia, and I consider myself a writer (and a hopeful novelist). I’m currently interning at the Green Light District where their views of Arts and Culture seem interesting – this is probably because I aman artist… selfish self-...
I am Joshua Williams. I am an African American who is from Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. Who would have thought a young adult like me would be so interested in building a community? This is not even my own community but I am eager to help and learn...

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