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Puente Project

Puente (Spanish for "bridge") is a national-award winning program that has helped thousands of students reach their dreams of college success. Puente was founded in 1981 by Felix Galaviz and Patricia McGrath at Chabot Community College in Hayward, California. Their goal was to increase the number of Mexican American and Latino students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Since then, Puente has expanded to 78 community colleges and 32 high schools throughout California, and tens of thousands of students have been served.

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Puente's Mission

The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations. Puente is open to all interested students.

For More Information Contact

Rebecca LaCount
Puente Counselor & Coordinator
Counseling Department, Building 400
(707) 864-7101
Isabel Anderson
Puente English Professor & Co-Coordinator
Puente is co-sponsored by the California Community Colleges and the University of California.