The El Puente Green Light District team, along with our partners at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Southside Merchants, would like to thank all who came out to #SouthsideConnex2015 and #
El Puente will be honored as an outstanding community based organization at Brooklyn DA's Hispanic Heritage Month event, and will be presenting El Puente with an award for our service to the Latino/a community. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP soon to secure your attencence.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson will be honoring El Puente as an outstanding community based organization and will be presenting El Puente with an award for our service to the Latino/a community. The award will be presented during a community and cultural celebration on October 13th, 6-8pm at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (374 Stockholm Street 5th Floor Conference Room) and will include performances.
El Puente Beacon presents their annual Haunted House in celebration of Halloween in Los Sures! The haunted house will be open from 3pm to 8pm, with two sessions: 3-5pm and 6-8pm. Come by...if you dare!
This event is free and approproate for ages 13 and older.
On Sunday, September 13th, El Puente was featured in the premiere episode of "Puerto Rican Voices," a new collaboration between the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY, and WIPR-TV in Puerto Rico. The series highlights the contributions of Puerto Ricans across the United States, including some of our most vibrant neighborhoods in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Hartford, Orlando, and Miami among many others.
Click here to read more about "Puerto Rican Voices" and to watch the full episode, featuring students and facilitators of El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice, including co-founder Joe Matunis and principal Wanda Vazquez. The episode also includes an interview with El Puente's founder and president, Luis Garden Acosta.
El Puente asked the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) for help in analyzing the Puerto Rican electric system, run by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Agency (PREPA), and to recommend tangible and practical reforms to the system. RFF, in turn, recruited the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) to perform that analysis and make those recommendations. The report prepared by IEEFA recommends increasing the use of electricity generated by solar and wind, increasing energy efficiency measures, bringing down the cost of electricity for consumers, and addressing the problem posed by PREPA’s debt crisis.