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
- Enroll in four-year
colleges and universities
- Earn college degrees
- Return to the
community as mentors and leaders of future
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.
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
guidance and orientation in becoming "transfer ready" for a
university or other four-year college.
classes in English 060 F in the fall and English 100 F in the spring
Counseling classes for fall and spring semesters.
by community professionals.
Annual University of California
trips to colleges and universities
trips to cultural events
are a good candidate for Puente if you:
Qualify for English 060 F
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.
the Puente English
Kim Orlijan, Ph. D.
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