The Puente Program

The Puente Program is an academic, counseling and mentoring program that has improved college persistence and success rates for thousands of California’s educationally under-served students. The Puente mission is to increase the number of community college students who:

  • Transfer and enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Earn college degrees
  • Return to the community as mentors and leaders

Program Benefits

  • Academic Counseling
  • Guaranteed English and Counseling courses
  • Local college field trips and cultural events
  • Annual Northern California College Tour
  • Mentoring and networking with community leaders
  • Leadership and volunteer experience
  • University and college transfer preparation

Program Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled full-time for Fall and Spring semesters (12 units or more each semester).
  • Mandatory attendance to all free Puente events.
  • Must be eligible for one of the following course options:


Contact Information


Phone: (714) 992.7084


Counseling Center

2000 building, 2nd Floor


Spring 2018 Semester


Puente Video

Created by Elli England

Revised 2/2018 Elsa Perez