Colorful college pennants open eyes

Dozens of spirit-boosting college pennants now adorn the walls of the Puente Learning Center thanks to Rachel Moody, Learning Center Coordinator, and her outreach campaign to colleges and universities around the country. Rachel, who grew up in Pescadero and will be going to graduate school in the fall at Stanford for her Masters in Education, knows the value of a college education and works to instill that in her students.

The colorful flags have been streaming in from Berkeley, Cal State East Bay, Harvey Mudd, and Stanford, among many others, reminding students each day of options and possibilities. Tutoring, SAT preparation, and negotiating the competitive and complex college application process are all aspects of Puente’s Youth Leadership Development Program.

Check out our list of pennants and if you have one that is not on the list that you’d like to donate, email Rachel at

Learning Coordinator Rachel Moody with college pennants

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