16 and legal: work permit changes Fernando’s life
The day that Fernando Macias-Morales received his work permit from the U.S. government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was the day his life changed. Just ask his mother, Yanet. “I couldn’t Read more.Puente “rallies” for the holidays
On the South Coast, Puente knows some program participants struggle to muster holiday cheer. It’s a time when family matters most – and for those living without their families, it can be very tough. “It’s the time Read more. High school at 37? Local mom is making it
Veronica Rivera never got past elementary school growing up. But if she had, she’d have been at the top of her class. “She’s a really good student. She is always studying,” says Puente Program Director Rita Mancera, Read more.
Why I give to Puente: Ruth Shavel’s donation addiction
‘Ruth Shavel, volunteer’ is a permanent nametag for Shavel. So much so that when she started collecting donated items for Puente schoolchildren, she didn’t even need to be told how to sort everything. You might even Read more.