“Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love. “ Che Guevara

We celebrate and remember the powerful and enduring life force that Luis Garden Acosta, our founder, was and will always be.

In this spirit, we invite you all to join the El Puente community as we launch a legacy tribute to Luis which will include a series of events and actions highlighting the crucial social justice agenda and human rights initiatives he devoted his life to, and that El Puente continues to forge. It is our hope that all of you who have been, and continue to be, part of this rich legacy will have the opportunity to share, vision and celebrate with us. We are also creating a Luis Garden Acosta Fund that will ensure the sustainability and growth of the El Puente Movement.

This legacy tribute will include a public “Celebration of Life” for Luis’ in 2020.

We invite you to visit our Legacy campaign page to learn about how you can support.

¡Pa'Lante, Siempre Pa'Lante!

Leadership Centers

Bilingual comprehensive skilled based programs that include academic enrichment, visual and performing arts, sports, health and wellness, and one on one leadership coaching

Green Light District

Flip the disempowerment of gentrification and put the power of transformation in the hands of the residents and stakeholders.

El Puente Academy

The first public school focused on human rights in the U.S.

El Puente M.S. 50 Community School

A Brooklyn middle school focused on promoting youth leadership.

Global Justice Institute

The Global Justice Institute is the hub for training, development, research and convening at El Puente.

El Puente Puerto Rico

El Puente's Latino Climate Action Network (LCAN) is the expression of our commitment to environmental justice in Puerto Ricoights in the U.S.

Inspire. Educate. Nurture.

Leaders for Peace & Justice

Ways to Support

El Puente is using the peer-to-peer fundraising platform, Classy to create opportunities for supporters, alumni, and friends to donate directly, or set up a fundraising page or team to help us reach our larger goal. 

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