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Welcome to the Puente Project

¡Bienvenidos! We're excited you want to learn more about Puente!


About Puente

Puente means "bridge" in Spanish. The Puente Project is a national-award winning program that has helped tens of thousands of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations for over 30 years. The program was founded in 1981 at Chabot College in Hayward, California, and has since expanded to 60+ programs throughout the state of California.

As part of the program, Puente students take English 847 and CRER 137 in the fall semester. They then take English 100 and CRER 110 in the spring semester. During both semesters, Puente students take part in events, such as trips to university campuses, and also receive mentoring from local professionals. Puente students work closely with their Puente counselor until they transfer to a four-year college or university.


Cañada College's Puente Project is designed for students who:

  • Will enroll in both English and CRER classes each semester
    • FALL 2015:        ENGL 847 & CRER 137
    • SPRING 2016:   ENGL 100 & CRER 110
    • Are interested in Latino literature and culture
    • Are interested in participating in out-of-class Puente Project field trips and activities.
      • Examples include: Transfer Motivational Conference, Noche de Familia, End of Year Celebration, etc.
      • Attend all class sessions
      • Are interested in participating in Mentor activities
      • Are motivated to transfer and complete their educational goals


Interested in becoming part of the Puente familia?

Complete a Student Interest Form today! Once you complete the form the coordinators will contact you about the appropriate next steps. We look forward to serving you!


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