Established in 1993, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice provides programs and services to improve public education in New York by providing support to individuals, groups and communities. It was founded in partnership with the NYC Department of Education as part of a school renewal initiative launched by New Visions for Public Schools. The El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice was the first community development organization in New York to create a public school and the first organization authorized by the Board to possess its own public school building. The academy employs science, humanities, physical education and global studies facilitators. The El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice is located in Brooklyn, N.Y.