Three-Part Model - The Puente Project

Bringing All the Pieces Together: The Puente Project as a Three-Part Model

English Instruction

Puente students take two consecutive writing classes, English 151B and English 101A. These accelerated writing classes use a nationally acclaimed teaching methodology and provide a supportive and stimulating environment for Puente students to build confidence in their writing skills through an exploration of the Mexican American/Latino experience.


Puente students work closely with their Puente counselor to explore career options, develop an academic plan and identify lifetime goals. 3 interconnected circles: Counseling, Writing, Mentors.Students visit University of California and California State University campuses and attend an annual Puente Motivational Transfer Conference. Students will also take a Personal Development (PD) course. This course will provide guidance and information on how to succeed in college and transfer to a four-year university.


Each Puente student is matched with a mentor from the business and professional community. Mentors share with students their personal, academic and career experiences, and provide a window into "real-life" work environments. The network of trained Puente mentors provides many resources for the Puente students, their families, their colleges, and the community.

Students in the Puente Program for 2013-2014.