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 options: English 60 F or English 100 F; Counseling 101 F and Counseling 151 F


Contact Information


Phone: (714) 992.7084


Counseling Center

2000 building, 2nd Floor

Join Puente

Email us at and include your full name, FC ID number, personal email and phone number

Puente Video

Created by Elli England

Revised 5/2018 Elsa Perez