StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on October 2, 2014

Luis Garden-Acosta and Rob Solano

Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft an eight-part short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.

Luis Garden-Acosta, founder of El Puente, tells Rob Salano, executive director of Churches United for Fair Housing, why he founded El Puente. Both are working in Williamsburg, North Brooklyn.


Produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. The interviews afford a raw encounter with the personal trials and triumphs of advocates, and an unmediated perspective on community-driven efforts in New York City.