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El Puente Legacy Campaign

El Puente Legacy Campaign

In celebration of  our founder and social justice trailblazer Luis Garden Acosta El Puente is launching a Legacy Campaign to honor Luis as well as preserve and sustain the collective legacy of Luis and co-founders Dr. Frances Lucerna and Eugenio “Gino” Maldonado. The Legacy Campaign will incorporate two components:

The Luis Garden Acosta Legacy Fund

Our goal is to raise two million dollars that will support:

  • El Puente’s long-term sustainability 
  • Establish a reserve fund/ endowment that will invest in the growth and expansion of our ongoing global social justice leadership initiatives such as our Youth Activists Ambassadors Program with El Puente Puerto Rico, El Puente Scholars and the El Puente Global Justice Training Institute.

Legacy Tribute Events

These will include:

  • El Puente’s Annual events such as: The 2019 3 Kings Celebration; La Caminata (the climate walk in Puerto Rico); WEPA Festival.
  • El Puente’s environmental justice initiative such as, Our Air! ¡Nuestro Aire!
  • A public "Celebration of Life" for Luis' in 2020, as well as other events.

We will also acknowledge the many ways Luis will be honored by other organizations impacted and inspired by his legacy.

Luis Garden Acosta

"What is it to live a courageous life"

Legacy Tribute Events

MAYOR DE BLASIO SIGNS LANDMARK LEGISLATION TO REFORM COMMERCIAL WASTE COLLECTION INDUSTRY at El Puente

El Puente hosted the signing of  Landmark Legislation to reform the Commercial Waste Collection Industry. The historic and groundbreaking commercial waste zones bill was championed by Councilmember Antonio Reynoso and received unwavering support from Mayor Bill de Blasio. El Puente was chosen as the host site because of its nationally recognized environmental justice legacy and…

El Puente Academy Celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos

Chancellor Richard Carranza – inaugurates the Luis Garden Acosta Center for Liberation at MS 50 El Puente Community School.

Contribute to Luis Garden Acosta Legacy Fund