Luis Garden Acosta photoThis Tuesday, Research Alliance Steering Committee member and New York City community leader Mr. Luis Garden Acosta passed away. As president of El Puente, Mr. Acosta dedicated his life to social justice and improving the lives of underrepresented and underserved individuals in New York City. Mr. Acosta’s work influenced many New Yorkers, and his impact on the City will live on for many years to come.

The Research Alliance is greatly indebted to Mr. Acosta’s unique perspective, intellect, and contributions to our research agenda. His insights and joyful spirit will be greatly missed by the Research Alliance, and we join the NYC community in celebrating his life and honoring his commitment to justice and peace for all. 

Luis Garden Acosta, Resuscitator of a Brooklyn Neighborhood, Dies at 73