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Puente

Puente

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To apply click here for Puente Application.

(Please return via email to cruzala@lavc.edu or battyhk@lavc.edu)

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.

THE PUENTE PROGRAM

Three components work together to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities:

I. ENGLISH INSTRUCTION


Puente students take two consecutive writing classes, English 101 (Fall) and English 103 (Spring).These classes provide a supportive and stimulating environment for Puente students with an emphasis on developing writing skills through an exploration of the Mexican American/Latino experience.

 

II. COUNSELING


Puente students work closely with their Puente counselor to explore career options, develop an academic educational plan, individual counseling sessions and identify their goals through the Puente Personal Development course, Introduction to College (Personal Development1) which is offered Fall semester. Students visit campuses of the University of California and other four-year universities and attend an annual Puente student transfer motivational conference. Puente students further their career exploration by taking Counseling 20 (Post-Secondary Education: The Scope of Career Planning)

 

III. MENTORING


Puente students are matched with an academically and professionally successful mentor from the community. Mentors share with the students how they managed to succeed in the educational system, how they succeed as professionals while maintaining their cultural identity, and how they now balance family, career and community related activities, and provide resources for student assignments and projects.

 

Puente Photo Gallery

Puente Cohort at UCLA

Puente Cohort at Los Angeles Theater Center

Puente Cohort on the way to Santa Cruz

Puente student does art at museum in Santa Cruz

 

Puente students and English instructor in Santa Cruz

Puente students at LAVC Club Day  Puente Cohort at the Last Bookstore in DTLA

Puente Cohort at UC San Diego

Noche de FamiliaPuente Cohort at UC Davis

Puente Cohort at LAVC

Puente Cohort at UC Berkeley

Puente students at UC Berkeley