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Puente Project

Human Services

Puente Project

Writing instruction, counseling and mentoring for Mexican American/Latino high school and community college students.


Helps educationally disadvantaged students succeed academically, enroll in college and return to the community as mentors and leaders. Puente trains teams of teachers, counselors and mentors to conduct the program. Puente's programs serve over 76,800 students annually in 59 community colleges and 34 high schools throughout California. For a list of high schools and community colleges with Puente programs, please check the Puente Web site at


Public Transit:

Varies according to site.
300 Lakeside Drive, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3550 37.8088702 -122.2634074 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair





Educationally disadvantaged students in high school and higher education


Enrollment at high school or community college served by Puente Project

How to Apply:

Contact Puente counselor at community college or high school. District/site administrators contact Puente state office (Oakland).

Service Wait Estimate:

Varies according to date of new semester.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Statewide