To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month we are collaborating with Being Latino, Best Buy, and various brands you know and trust, to highlight a Latino Trailblazer daily for the next few weeks. Some of the names you might recognize, but others you may be hearing about for the first time, or learning more about.
Thanks to SiriusXM, today we would like to honor Executive Director & Founding Principal of El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice Frances Lucerna. Ms. Lucerna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Dance from Hunter College and Masters of Arts, in Education and Supervision, from Bank Street College. She danced professionally for 13 years and in 1980 returned to her community Williamsburg, Brooklyn and founded the Williamsburg Arts & Cultural Council for Youth, a community performing and visual arts program for adolescents. In 1982, Ms. Lucerna became co-founder of El Puente, a Brooklyn based community/youth development organization nurturing holistic leadership for peace and social justice.
To learn more about Frances Lucerna, check out the video below: