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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.
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…
Abla Christiansen, Puente Counselor & Coordinator
Counseling Department, Building 400
707-864-7000 ext. 7269 or 7101
E-mail: Abla Christiansen
Alena Hairston, Puente Instructor & Coordinator
English Department, Building 900
707-864-7000 ext. 7283
E-mail: Alena Hairston
Puente is co-sponsored by the California Community Colleges and the University of California. http://www.puente.ucop.edu