Building Bridges: Restaurant Fundraiser September 15th!

Join us September 15th at the restaurants below for a fundraiser supporting Puentes de Salud! Owners from various beloved Philadelphia restaurants recently teamed up with Puentes de Salud for a citywide fundraiser in support of the non-profit organization’s work on behalf of the city’s immigrant population. The idea for the fundraiser was sparked by a casual conversation between Francis Cratil-Cretarola and Cathy…

The Philadelphia Citizen

The Philadelphia Citizen recommends ‘Clinica de Migrantes’ In this sweeping profile for The Philadelphia Citizen, Syra Ortiz-Blanes recounts the story of Puentes de Salud as told in the stirringly powerful HBO documentary. The piece also spotlights “Building Bridges” which takes place on September 15th when 15 Philly restaurants – where many Latino immigrants work – will donate 100…

HBO Documentary Premiere September 25th: Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

In this stirring documentary, director Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, 2013; The Notorious Mr. Bout, 2014) tells the story of Puentes de Salud, a volunteer-run clinic that provides free medical care to undocumented immigrants in South Philadelphia. Clínica de Migrantes follows the workers and patients of Puentes through months of routine care and growth.…

Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrants

 In this heart-warming piece for The New York Times, Jon Hurdle tells the human stories behind Puentes de Salud, highlighting the organization’s commitment to the strength and survival of South Philadelphia’s Latino community. Hurdle dives into the tangled bureaucracy that Puentes patients – many of whom are undocumented – had to navigate in order to…

Penn Seniors launch a tutoring program for ‘often overlooked’ Latino high school students

  Three of Puentes de Salud’s superstar education interns – Alexa Salas, Camilo Toro, and Yaneli Arizmendi – were recently awarded the 2017 University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prize for Lanzado Líderes (Launching Leaders), a program they developed to partner with Puentes and expand our educational offerings to include curriculum specifically designed for adolescent students.…