What is the Puente Project?
The Puente project is a learning community with the goal of increasing the transfer-going rate of educationally disadvantaged students.
The Puente model is composed of three integrated joint components:
The program at Las Positas College provides a dedicated counselor to students participating in the program, utilizes Latino, Filipino, Afghani (Muslim), American Indian, European, and/or African American literature to strengthen critical thinking skills. Students are assigned community professional as mentors providing an additional layer of support.
Supplementary activities such as family nights, mentor mixer, college tours, and four-year college representative visits, round out a program designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution and degree attainment.
Puente is open to students of all backgrounds.