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The Puente Project

The Puente Project

The Puente Project is an academic preparation program that for more than 25 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


Puente Eligibility

  • GPA 2.0-4.0

  • In English 9 placement or about

  • Determined to go to college

  • Interested in Latino literature and culture


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