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Leaders for Peace & Justice

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 Rico


"La Caminata: PR ante el Cambio Climático", es un espacio de encuentro donde familias, escuelas, universidades, grupos comunitarios y público en general, se reúnen para compartir experiencias y reflexionar sobre la crucial importancia del cuidado del ambiente y los efectos del cambio climático a través de la expresión artística, creativa y musical. Contaremos con mesas informativas, talleres ambientales, grupos musicales y actividades para niños donde exploraremos juntos las dinámicas entre el hábitat y la diversidad: actividades como pintura de un mural en colectivo en vivo, circo, manualidades y muchas actividades más.

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La Caminata: Puerto Rico to address climate change”, is El Puente’s 2nd annual climate march and convening of families, schools/universities, faith based congregations, community based organizations and residents from across the island. Participants will have the opportunity to have their voices heard and share experiences, resources, strategies and recommendations for dealing with and mitigating the effects of climate change. The event will include information and resource tables, environmental justice workshops, performances, pubic art activities for the entire family and much more. Come join us to build a strong and sustainable Puerto Rico.

Free event open to all.


The WEPA! Festival-Connecting Culture and People in Los Sures—is an annual street festival produced by El Puente Green Light District. On Saturday, September 29th, 2018, Havemeyer Street will be closed to traffic -between S. 4th and Grand Streets- and filled with cultural activities, health & wellness workshops, and environmental justice information & resources, as well as a spectacular lineup of performing artists from El Puente’s C.A.D.R.E. network (Community Artists Development and Resource Exchange), visiting artists, and El Puente youth performers. Local merchants will also provide special discounts during the festival. 

WEPA! Festival is sponsored by Two Trees, Flushing Bank, North Brooklyn Open Space Alliance, Spaceworks, Dime Bank, and the Hispanic Federation, as well as the funders of El Puente’s Green Light District, the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Department of Youth and Community Development.

¡WEPA! Is a rain or shine event.

Contact Gloria Zelaya with questions and to volunteer.

Donate here to help make ¡Wepa! Festival 2018 happen

News Highlights

El Puente S.T.A.R.S. Young Men's Initiative wins the DYCD Citywide Entrepreneur Build Championship

After months of hard work, El Puente S.T.A.R.S. took home the prize in this citywide championship. Congratulations to El Puente S.T.A.R.S director Romel Jackson and members Mitchel Bello, Edison Siri, Jan Carlos Martinez, Joshua Lopez, and Jaylen Williams on their win!



Solar lamps helping to light up Puerto Rico

We want to share with you El Puente's powerful work in Puerto Rico. It was captured and televised nationally on Telemundo and NBC in New York.

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