MKFF and Puentes de Salud

Puentes de Salud

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mission: The mission of Puentes de Salud is twofold: It exists to ensure the health and wellness of South Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latino immigrant community; and it serves to educate future generations of community advocates, health care providers, educators and leaders by providing opportunities for responsible and respectful community engagement.


Moving Kids Forward Foundation has provided funds to Puentes Hacia el Futuro, the education branch of Puentes de Salud, to help launch the 0‐5 Early Education Initiative. The primary objectives of the 2015 pilot program are to support the academic development of children 0‐5 years old, assist parent involvement in their children’s educational success, and align with state curriculum standards.