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What is Puente Program?​​


The Puente Program is an academic preparation program with the mission to increase the number of disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees, and return to the community as mentors and leaders of future generations.
Space is limited to approximately 30 students per academic year


  • Be eligible to enroll in two consecutive writing classes, English 061 (Fall) and English 101 (Spring)
  • Commit to a full year of English and Counseling
  • Be interested in transferring to a 4-year college/university
  • Participate in all out-of-class Puente activities


  • Personal guidance and orientation in exploring career options, developing an educational plan, and identifying life goals
  • Guaranteed classes in English and Counseling
  • Field trips to colleges and universities
  • Field trips to cultural events
  • Guest speakers
  • Interact with mentors from the professional community
Contact Information:
Reina Sanabria
(714) 564-6135
Donato Martinez
(714) 564-6547
Location: S-110