El Puente Co-Founder Gino Maldonado to be Honored at Los Sures Puerto Rican Heritage Event

November 12, 2015

El Puente's co-founder and Chielf of Operations Eugenio (Gino) Maldonado will be honored at tonight's Southside United - Los Sures Puerto Rican Heritage month event at the Eastern District YMCA (125 Humboldt Street).

Throughout his life, Gino has dedicated himself to the betterment of his community. Aside from his leadership at El Puente, he has been a motivating leader for fair housing for the Latino Community in Williamsburg. He is a founding Board Member of Beginning with Children, and is affiliated with many community-led coalitions and organizations such as the Broadway Triangle Community Coalition, Montefiore Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Salud Coalition, I have a Dream Foundation, and many more. 

The El Puente family extends our congratualtions to our beloved leader on this well deserved honor!. 

¡Felicidades Gino!


Starting this Thursday, November 5th, 6-10pm, El Puente Leadership Center at Jonathan Williams Plaza will offer free yoga classes as part of the El Puente Green Light District Arts & Wellness Series (November-January). Yoga classes are open to all levels. Child care is available upon request. For more information, contact Richard Scott: / 718-408-6792.

Becoming Me: El Puente youth share their experiences within the LGBTQ community

El Puente youth and Williamsburg Leadership Center Assistant Director Karina Lopez share their experiences within the LGBTQ community in this powerful video. Upholding El Puente's founding principle of Mentoring, this group of young people participate in El Puente's LGBTQ Mentoring group where youth find and build safe space to share their perceptions, emotions and experiences in community. 

El Puente Presente for NYC National Day of Climate Action

Today, staff members of El Puente's Green Light District and Taylor-Wythe Leadership Center participated in the NYC National Day of Climate Action, one of many actions taking place in over 100 cities across the United States. Environmental Justice groups throughout NYC gathered in front of Chase Manhattant Bank's Headquarters, calling on Chase to stop their investments in systems and industries that continue to disenfranchize, imprison and pollute our communities. 

El Puente Founder and President, Luis Garden Acosta Honored at WE ACT Gala

October 13, 2015
Please join El Puente in celebrating a distinct honor for our Founder & President, Luis Garden Acosta. We ACT a leading environmental justice organization honored Luis at their Annual Gala reception, “Promoting Diversity in the Environmental Movement”, onTuesday, September 29th.
We ACT honors Luis “efforts to launch and develop the Latino Climate Action Network” as “one more extraordinary initiative” that “befits his legacy”.
Saludos to Luis for his determined effort to empower the Latino voice in the national public policy discourse on global warming, especially, as related to Puerto Rico and those most at risk in the Caribbean and Continental United States.


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