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 affect the country. 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.
On March 18th and 19th in honor of Women’s History Month, El Puente CADRE presents MANIFEST! Celebrating & Affirming Women’s Empowerment through Arts & Wellness. MANIFEST! is a two-day event featuring workshops, an art exhibition, and performances by more than 20 artists and wellness practitioners.
Photo: “Fiorella Guevara, left, looked at student writing samples with a bilingual teacher at M.S. 50 in Williamsburg.” Image and caption via Patrick Wall
Chalkbeat New York, a news organization dedicated to reporting on New York’s education system, recently visited El Puente’s M.S. 50 Community School in order to learn how directors of community schools such as El Puente’s Fiorella Guevara are working to revitalize and revolutionize education in the city. El Puente is proud of the work that director Fiorella Guevara has accomplished to improve the daily lives of M.S. 50’s students and increase school-wide academic performance and attendance.
Photo: “Guevara led an attendance meeting.” Image and caption via Patrick Wall
Photo: “Guevara worked with a student during an art class.” Image and caption via Patrick Wall
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El Puente Dreams In Motion Dance Company #DIMcrew presents:
WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2016
TIME: 5PM (doors open 4pm)