¡Bienvenidos! We are excited you want to learn more 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 and Texas.
As part of the program, Puente students take English 847 and Career 137 in the fall
semester. They then take English 100 and Career 110 in the spring semester. During
both semesters, Puente students take part in events, such as trips to university campuses,
and they 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 the required English and Career classes each semester
Fall: English 847 and Career 137
Spring: English 100 and Career 110
Are fascinated with Latino literature and culture
Are interested in participating in out-of-class Puente Project fieldtrips and activities
Examples include: Transfer Motivational Conference, Noche de Familia, Mentor/mentee
social mixers, End-of-the-Year Celebration, etc.
Attend all class sessions
Are interested in taking part in the Puente Mentoring component
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!