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The PUENTE Project

The Puente Program is an academic preparation program that for more than 25 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally disadvantaged students. Its mission is to increase the number of community college students who:
  • Enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Earn college degrees
  • Return to the community as mentors and leaders of future generations


Puente Class 2011-12

Puente Class 2011-12

Recipient of the prestigious National Innovations in American Government Award.  A nationally recognized transfer-preparation program dedicated to help under-served, motivated students by promoting transfer, student success, and community leadership.

In 1998 the program was one of 10 selected from a pool of more than 1,400 organizations nationwide to receive the national Innovations in American Government Award, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the Council for Excellence in Government and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Benefits to Students:

  • Personal guidance and orientation in becoming "transfer ready" for a university or other four-year college.

  • Guaranteed classes in English 060 F in the fall and English 100 F in the spring

  • Guaranteed Counseling classes for fall and spring semesters.

  • Mentoring by community professionals.

Additional benefits:

  • Annual University of California Leadership Conference

  • Field trips to colleges and universities

  • Field trips to cultural events

  • Guest speakers

  • Puente club activities

You are a good candidate for Puente if you:

  • Qualify for English 060 F

  • Want to be actively involved with school and community activities

  • Want to transfer to a four-year university

  • Would like to learn leadership skills

For more information, please contact our Puente Counselor

Elias Dominguez, M.S. Counseling
(714) 992-7240




the Puente English Instructor

Kim Orlijan, Ph. D. English

(714) 992-7321


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