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A message of hope & gratitude from our Co-Executive Directors, Jane and Julia

This year’s election is one of the most important elections in our history.  We are experiencing a mixture of feelings that include hope, enthusiasm, and stress. And although, we aren’t sure about today’s outcome, we do feel optimistic that justice and our values of inclusivity will prevail. These values include continuing to stand for equity, appreciating one another, rejecting hate, focusing on our commonalities and celebrating our differences.

Thank you for all your hard work during these intense and powerful times. We find our hope and courage in the work and dedication of our Puente teams, CC administrators, and the persistence of our students. Regardless of the outcome, as we always do, we will come together and support each other through whatever tonight brings. 

Over the next few days, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Know that you are appreciated.

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”

Brother Cornel West

Let's stay strong and safe together!


Julia Vergara and Jane Allsopp

Puente Co-Executive Directors

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