The Puente Project is an academic preparation program whose 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

    Service to Students:
    Puente provides three areas of service to students: teaching, counseling, and mentoring. Puente trains school and college staff members to conduct this program at their sites.

    Puente serves students in 56 community colleges and 36 high schools throughout California. Puente's staff training programs have benefited over 40,000 students directly and over 400,000 indirectly. Puente is open to all students.
    Email alejandro.padilla@sausd.us