The Puente Project is a transfer preparation program designed to increase the number of educationally underserved students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to their communities as mentors. The program is offered as a partnership between the University of California and the California Community Colleges.
Puente works! Data has proven that Puente students transfer at over twice the average rate of non-Puente students.
Students are admitted to the program on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible, the student be eligible to take English 1AX and attend a Puente Project orientation. The Puente Project is open to ALL students.
Puente Project students
Puente Project students:
- are taught by Puente-trained teachers and counselors.
- take a rigorous, two-course English class sequence (ENGL 1AX & ENGL 2B) with a focus on Latinx and multicultural authors.
- take personal development classes (COUNS 103A & COUNS 103B) focused on college success, transfer preparation and self-exploration.
- work closely with their Puente counselors to prepare an academic plan, focus on academic and professional goals, and transfer to a four-year university.
- receive one-on-one mentoring from members of the professional community.
- participate in activities such as educational and cultural field trips are designed to engage the student in an exciting learning community that creates a foundation of support for student success.
Puente Project Eligibility
Students are admitted to the program on a first-come, first-served basis.
To be eligible, the student be eligible to take English 1AX and attend a Puente Project orientation.
The Puente Project is open to ALL students.
Puente Project Orientations
Click here to complete an interest form and sign up for an orientation.
Puente Project Faculty + Staff
Norma Valdez-Jimenez | email@example.com, 510-215-3916
Dickson Lam | firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-215-4130
Elvia Ornelas | email@example.com, 510-215-4128
Jared Romero| firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-215-3912