PUENTE Learning Center
Stanton Fellowship, 2006

Sister Jennie Lechtenberg is Chief Executive Officer of PUENTE Learning Center, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization offering tuition-free educational programs to students of all ages. She will research the possibility of implementing adult charter schools in California. “Statistics prove that adult illiteracy and lack of basic education are rampant in the state of California. I will pursue the idea of creating adult charter schools to provide another venue through which already existing community-based organizations can continue to offer and strengthen fundamental educational services,” says Lechtenberg.

* Sister Jennie has since retired from her position.

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