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March, 2013

In this issue:

New Education grant helps Spanish speakers shine

Jump, spin and grin: Zumbathon kicks off Puente’s 15-year anniversary

Why we give to Puente: Rob Johnson and Lary Lawson

Call for volunteers!

What does Puente need this month






New Education grant helps Spanish speakers shine   
First generation Latino students can find themselves at a disadvantage in school. Their parents, many who emigrated from Mexico, may not yet speak enough English or have the formal schooling to help their children with... Read more.
Jump, spin and grin: Zumbathon kicks off Puente’s 15-year anniversary
It’s been three years since Puente held its first Zumba class in the gym at Pescadero Elementary. Even in isolated Pescadero, the fitness class – which incorporates elements of salsa, merengue and other improvised Latin... Read more.

Why we give to Puente: Rob Johnson and Lary Lawson
It’s wonderful when an organization succeeds – but there is a special kind of parental pride that comes from having been there from the beginning and witnessed its first steps in the world. That is how Rob Johnson... Read more.

Call for volunteers!
Puente has openings for volunteers to work with Puente participants in two different education programs. Volunteering for these positions will earn you major karma points, and help empower local men and women to reach their... Read more.

What does Puente need this month?
Glad you asked! Puente is gathering school supplies for our upcoming Dia de los Niños celebration in conjunction with Pescadero Elementary School. Puente is making 120 bags for the children containing the following items: Scissors Watercolors Stuffed... Read more.

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