In 2003 Pueblo Nuevo Development was selected by a jury of urban design experts from around the county as the Gold Medal winner of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. The award came with a $50,000 prize. Learn more about this award.
In 2008, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design gave an American Architecture Award to Camino Nuevo High School. Established over 10 years ago, the awards program honors and celebrates the most outstanding new accomplishments for new architecture designed and built in the United State. The American Architecture Awards have become the foremost, prestigious awards program for public recognition for Excellence in Architecture in the United States both nationally and internationally.
Camino Nuevo Elementary School was featured on the cover of The Architectural Review (November 2002) and won several awards from the American Institute of Architects.
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy ranks 10 out of 10 (10 being the highest) on the California Academic Performance Index when compared to schools with similar socioeconomic populations.
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy became a California distinguished school in 2010.
The Harvard Education Review featured Camino Nuevo in an article about community schools (September 2005).
Philip Lance, Executive Director of PND, was a speaker at the Enterprise Foundation symposium on building connections between community development and better schools in Los Angeles at the Cathedral Plaza Center in Los Angeles.
Published in 2005, Volume 2 of Dollars & Sense: The Cost Effectiveness of Small Schools, a research report published by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation features a case study on Camino Nuevo Charter Academy.
The Director-General of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Koichiro Matsuura, visited in October 2003. Mr. Matsuura is the highest ranking official in UNESCO. This was the first visit by the Director-General to the United States in 20 years.
The Archbishop of Canterbury visited Pueblo Nuevo in 1994 and used Pueblo Nuevo as an inspiring example in subsequent sermons around the world.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Nancy Daly Riordan and Rob Reiner visited Camino Nuevo in 2004.
The First Lady of Guatemala visited Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in 2004.
The Vatican’s Senior Archbishop for Peace and Justice visited Pueblo Nuevo in 1996.