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Visit from Berenice Gartner from 41 Univision A T Lado

November 20, 2019

We had a great turnout. Many people from the community came to share their concerns. Thank you Univision, Berenice Gartner, and the community for a successful event.

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

November 20, 2019

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…

YMCA Youth & Government Mock Legislature

November 16, 2019

In November, 10- 8th grade students were able to participate in the YMCA Youth & Government Mock Legislature in Albany, where they got to present bills and learn how bills get passed. We presented two bills, universal healthcare for all under 18 and a further expansion on single-use plastics in stores. We are happy to…

El Puente Academy Celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos

November 1, 2019

NBN Neighborhood Champion Award Presented to El Puente

October 17, 2019

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

October 16, 2019

WEPA Festival 2019

September 28, 2019

Caminata 2019 Puerto Rico

September 21, 2019

Puerto Rican Day Parade in Bushwisk

July 9, 2019

We were honored and proud to walk in the National, as well as Bushwick’s 1st annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

El Puente Honored at RAICES Gala

July 9, 2019

We are proud to announce that our dearest founder, Luis Garden Acosta, was honored this May by RAICES at their gala. The award was accepted by our own Dr. Frances Lucerna, Co-founder & Executive Director. The presentation included these lovely words by Lisette Sosa-Dickson, the Executive Director of the Spanish Speaking Elderly Council – RAICES: Luis…