The Puente Project is an academic preparation program that for more than 30 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally disadvantaged students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who:

  • Enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Earn college degrees
  • Return to the community as mentors and leaders of future generations

For more information visit http://www.puente.net/

Puentistas in the summer 2016

Puente Alumni, Aracely Gonzalez and David Ramirez with Ade Melgoza, from the Puente State Office

James Rosas at the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) at Cal Berkeley (pictured on left: James and the president of the CLYLP, pictured on right: James and Josefina Canchola, from the Puente State Office.)

Puente Statewide Academic & Leadership Award

Omar Mercedes Hilario (2018)

Puente Statewide Academic & Leadership Award

Natali Ruby Delgadillo (2017)

Puente Statewide Academic & Leadership Award

Kenneth Anthony Martinez, Jr. (2016)