El Puente is an institution of human rights which is based in Brooklyn in an area called "gang capital of NY city". It integrates both youth- and adult-oriented projects, with the aid of four centers: after-school, work daily and weekend, Arts and Culture, Community Health and Environment, and El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice,. El Puente is the first public high school for human rights.
Its goal is to promote social justice through direct community engagement in the arts, education, scientific research, and environmental action.
They have improved the live of the community. The Academy for Peace and Justice is one of the NY "A" rated public school with 100% students graduated.