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Frito-Lay Partners With LNESC To Bring Forward the P.U.E.N.T.E.S. Program for Its 2nd Year

Frito-Lay Partners With LNESC To Bring Forward the P.U.E.N.T.E.S. Program for Its 2nd Year

Published 12-19-23

Submitted by Frito-Lay North America

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Frito-Lay and LNESC staff join P.U.E.N.T.E.S. Program participants at kickoff event

In 2022, Frito-Lay partnered with LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) to expand their groundbreaking initiative, Pathways to Uplift and Empower through Novel Technology and Education Services (P.U.E.N.T.E.S.) Program, aimed at empowering underserved communities in key markets through digital literacy training. This investment by Frito-Lay marked a significant expansion of LNESC's existing initiative, now encompassing six U.S. markets, including Dallas, Topeka, Houston, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Vancouver (WA).

At its core, the P.U.E.N.T.E.S. program was designed with a clear mission in mind—to create a nurturing environment in underprivileged communities where first-generation and newly immigrated Hispanic families could acquire the essential skills, resources and tools required for navigating today’s digital landscape.

Results in the first year of the program’s expansion were impactful, with 161 participants benefiting from the initiative and 100% of participants reporting increased confidence in their technological aptitude upon completion of the program. The overall improvement in confidence levels averaged an impressive 104%. This year's cohorts for the P.U.E.N.T.E.S. program anticipate 300+ participants.

To learn more about the program and stay informed about ongoing progress, visit

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Frito-Lay North America

Frito-Lay North America

Frito-Lay North America is the $23 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Frito-Lay snacks include Lay's® and Ruffles® potato chips, Doritos® and Tostitos® tortilla chips and branded dips, Cheetos snacks, Stacy's® pita chips, PopCorners® popped-corn snack, SunChips® multigrain snacks and Fritos corn chips. The company operates 30+ manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and Canada, more than 200 distribution centers and services 315,000 retail customers per week through its direct-store-delivery model. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website,, on Twitter (@fritolay), on Instagram (@fritolay) and on Facebook (Frito-Lay). 

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