The Puente Project

2000 Bldg, 2nd Floor — (714) 992-7084

The Puente Project is an academic, counseling and mentoring program that has improved college persistence and success rates for thousands of California's educationally under-served students. The Puente mission is to increase the number of community college students who:

  • transfer and enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • earn college degrees
  • return to the community as mentors and leaders

Program Benefits

  • guaranteed English and Counseling courses for one year
  • academic counseling
  • mentoring and networking with community leaders
  • leadership and volunteer experience
  • university tours and transfer preparation

Program Eligibility

  • must be enrolled full-time for Fall and Spring semesters (12 units or more each semester)
  • mandatory attendance to all free Puente events
  • must be eligible to enroll in English and Counseling courses as part of the Puente Cohorts