Solano Community College Logo, Tree breaking out of half dome.

Puente Students

Four Puente Students at a conference

  •  Know what it takes to succeed in college
  •  Belong to a statewide network of leaders and professionals
  •  Participate in college tours, conferences, and cultural events





Mentor and students at the Mentor Mixer

  • Over 20,000 students have been served to date
  • Over 280,000 students have benefited from the extended impact of Puente training
  • Retention of Puente students is 92%, compared with 60% for community college students statewide
  • Community Colleges with Puente programs transfer 44 percent more Latinx students to the University of California than colleges without Puente


 Puente is the only post-secondary program in California ever to receive the prestigious national Innovations in American Government Award
Puentistas at the Cal stadium