Leadership Centers Overview

El Puente operates four multifaceted Leadership Centers in North Brooklyn. Using a holistic approach to leadership training, El Puente’s signature Membership Model for creative youth and community development integrates social action within a bilingual comprehensive, skill-based program that includes: academic enrichment, performing and visual arts, sports, health and wellness, one to one mentoring and internships. Youth and adult members of the El Puente Leadership Centers engage in community development projects as well as citywide/national social justice campaigns that support and develop their leadership and have a sustainable impact on global issues as expressed in El Puente’s Platform for Human Rights.

183 South 3rd Street * Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ages: 6 - 19 & adults Hours: Mon-Fri, 3pm - 6pm (ages 6 - 15), 6pm - 9pm (ages 15 - 19 & adults)
Activities: Ages 6-15: Homework help, Visual Arts, Drama, Dance (Ballet, Breakdance), Health and Wellness Support, Percussion, Leadership Training and Community Action Projects.
ages 15 - 19: Basketball, Dance
Adults: ESL/Spanish GED, Dance
80 Clymer Street * Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ages: 6 - 19 & adults
Hours: Mon - Fri, 3pm - 6pm (ages 6 - 13), 6pm-10pm (ages 13 - 21 & adults)Activities: Ages 6 - 13: Homework Help, Visual Art, Percussion, Health and Wellness Support, Leadership Training and Community Action Projects
Ages 13 - 19: Basketball, fitness, HW Help/Tutoring, Visual Arts;
Adults: Basketball

211 South 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ages: 13 - 19
Hours: Mon - Fri, 3pm - 7pm
Activities: Tutoring, Homework Help, College Prep, Dance (Ballet, Modern, Hip-Hop/Breakdance), Visual Arts, Video, Drama, Spoken Word, Health and Wellness Support, Leadership Training, Community Action Projects, and Internships.

Bushwick Leadership Center

311 Central Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221
Ages: 13 - 19 Hours: Mon-Fri, 3pm - 6pm
Activities: Tutoring, Homework Help, College Prep, Drama, Visual Arts (Painting, Photography), Spoken Word, Health & Wellness, Leadership Training, Community Action Project and Internships.