Contact Person: David Rasul, Coordinator
Students in Puente work closely with their counselor, English instructor, and mentor to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students should be prepared to participate in the following:
Puente students take two consecutive writing classes, English 100 and 300. These classes provide a supportive environment for Puente students to build confidence in their writing skills. The content of both courses focuses on Latino social, political, and cultural issues.
Puente students work individually with the Puente counselor until they transfer from Sacramento City College, exploring career options, developing an academic educational plan, and identifying lifetime goals. Students visit UC, CSU and other four-year institutions.
Each Puente student is matched with a mentor who is a professional in the local community. Mentors share their knowledge and experiences with students and provide a window into "real life" work environments. The network of trained Puente mentors provides many resources for the Puente students, their families, their colleges, and the community.
- Succeed academically
- Are recognized as leaders and scholars
- Graduate from four-year colleges and universities at a high rate
- Belong to a statewide network of leaders and professionals
- Over 7,000 students have enrolled in the Puente Project.
- Over 2,500 professionals donate more than 18,000 hours annually to Puente students as Puente mentors.
- Puente Project students transfer and attain a four-year degree.