From birth to adulthood, Puente’s education programs continue to expand and help students of all ages further their education. In the 2013-2014, Puente helped students excel through partnerships with two of the region’s finest universities, Stanford and UC Santa Cruz. Puente’s brand-new Family Engagement Initiative, a robust partnership with the La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District, will strengthen the bonds between home and school, promote early literacy and numeracy in South Coast families, and create results before children enter preschool. And thanks to Stanford Professor Guadalupe Valdes, Puente’s innovative comprehension-based ESL classes are paying major dividends for students.