The Puente Project
- Succeed academically
- Are recognized as leaders and scholars
- Graduate from four-year colleges and universities; and
- Belong to a statewide network of leaders and professionals.
About the Program
The Puente Project is a transfer program, consisting of three components: English, Counseling, and Mentoring. The Project also offers leadership development, enrichment opportunities, and ongoing support.
The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally underrepresented students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees, and return to the community and become mentors and leaders of future generations. Puente's community college program was established in 1981. The program is open to all students.
Number of Puente Transfers to Four-year Colleges, 2001-2007 (d)
Source: National Student Clearinghouse, UC Office of the President Corporate Student System Data Warehouse, Puente Project.
The Puente Project brings all the pieces together: English instruction, Counseling, Mentoring.
- In two worlds - May 1, 2012, Tri-City Voice - … the focus is on what it's like living here, balanced between two worlds, fulfilling their parents' dreams for better lives in the United States, working their way through college, and maintaining a unique identity of two cultures, two languages, and two families, one inside this country and the other in Central and/or South America.
- Where we came from - May 3, 2011, Tri-City Voice - … As my Puente students wrote their "Where we're coming from stories," I realized that theirs, too, echo the quintessential American story of struggling and working hard to make better lives for the next generation.
To sign-up or for more information about the Puente Project, please contact:
Mike De Unamuno
Puente English Instructor