Upcoming Events with El Puente!
El Puente has many exciting events coming up!
May 7th: Cultura Con Azucar!
May 7th: Very Young Composers Showcase
May 14th: ART-IVATE: A Convening
May 17th: Rising Stars Basketball Camp Sign-ups
M.S. 50 Community School Recognized for their Success
On April 26th, Time Warner Cable News interviewed El Puente’s own Fiorella Guevara, the Director of M.S. 50 Community School. Ms. Guevara discussed the needs of students in New York’s most struggling schools and the innovative programs that she is using in order to encourage better attendance, support the students mentally and academically, and incorporate the community into M.S. 50. Ms. Guevara along with the rest of M.S. 50 Community School’s administrative staff have done tremendous work in order to improve the educational standards and opportunities for the community.
To watch the full interview click here.
Program Director Fiorella Guevara's outstanding work has been recognized by many. Image and caption via Patrick Wall
M.S. 50's dedicated staff work tirelessly to improve the lives of their students in and out of school.
M.S. 50 trains staff and parents on how to best support students.
Caminata por un Puerto Rico Unido ante el Cambio Climatico
On Saturday, April 30th, Puerto Rico will be mobilizing on the issue of climate change on the island. To achieve this, a climate walk is taking place in Cataño, Puerto Rico at 10 AM. El Puente is deeply involved in the issue of climate change and committed to reclaiming and preserving the environment on behalf of affected communities. El Puente launched LCAN on February 28, 2013 in support of a proactive Island-wide approach to climate change. The Camiñata represents El Puente’s efforts to unite, empower, and mobilize Puerto Rico’s communities to protect and preserve their environment in a celebration of human rights, culture, and arts.
Program Director David Ortiz showing support for la Caminata
Students preparing for la Caminata
Program Director David Ortiz talking about climate change.
Meeting to activate Epiphany Playground 5/3
Mr. Garden Acosta is a pioneer for community driven, human rights activism.
El Puente Founder and President Luis Garden Acosta will be speaking at Puerto Rico/Puerto Ricans: A Diaspora Summit held by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. This weekend-long event will discuss the crisis in Puerto Rico and the political, social, and economic consequences that currently affect the country. At this event Mr. Garden Acosta will be speaking as a moderator for the Environment and Community Development panel.
The Summit will take place April 22-23rd and will include speeches from policy makers and community leaders, tours, and panels with citizens of Puerto Rico in order to create solutions for the future of Puerto Rico. The Summit is free to the public and you can register here. To learn more about the event click here.
Panels, Lunch, and Reception
Full program of the event: