Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 10

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

This segment is mostly about Luis Garden Acosta discussing the factors that contributed to the creation of El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. He discusses the low graduation rates of Eastern District high school and mentions having created proposals for the closure of this high school. With the help of Jose Fernandez four new schools opened where Eastern District use to be. In an attempt to maintain a standard of "excellence" for the education of the youth in Williamsburg, Garden Acosta, alongside others, created El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. Frances Lucerna, listed as the current executive director of El Puente (the organization) is the founder of the Academy. The Academy has been recognized nationally through awards and as an interest to replicate in other parts of the nation.


Date
May 15, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
2h 3m 46.0s
Location of interview

El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.05.15.10
Related Keywords
Community-based organizations, Education, High schools, Human rights, Public schools
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Luis O. Reyes, Jose Fernandez, Frances Lucerna, El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, New York Times Company
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), Williamsburg (is referenced)
Related Dates
1993, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 10: LGA.2015.05.15.10. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Oct 2019.
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Repository
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