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The Puente Project 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. The project's mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who:

  • Enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Earn college degrees
  • Return to the community as mentors and leaders of future generations


Puente will be accepting applications for 21-22 Cohort starting March 2021.

The program is open to students who:

  • Are interested in exploring the Latinx/Chicanx experience
  • Are planning on transferring to a four year university
  • Are eligible to enroll in English 101 or 101X for the Fall semester
  • Are able to commit to program requirements
  • Are able to be full time students (enrolled in 12 units or more).


Students will demonstrate various self-efficacy strategies and apply them to their success in college, in their career, and in their life.


Please visit our new Interactive Website for more information.