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About the Program

Join our Learning Community!

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.

Puente Students

  • Enroll in English classes with a focus on Latino culture, history and experience
  • Take classes together for a supportive and stimulating environment
  • Work with a counselor to explore career options and develop academic goals
  • Receive professional mentorship
  • Participate in service learning for college credit
  • Visit colleges and attend conferences and cultural events

For More Information

If you have questions about the program or want to become a mentor, please contact Maritza Jackson Sandoval, our Puente counselor.

Our Puente Team

Maritza Jackson Sandoval, Puente Counselor


Office: Counseling 8302, Office 8308


Hilda Fernandez, Puente Instructor


Puente Project Student Information Sheet

Puente is co-sponsored by the California Community Colleges and the University of California.

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Student Interest Form

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Please Contact Us!

Maritza Jackson Sandoval, Puente Program Coordinator


Counseling Center, Building 8300, Office 8308