The Puente Project is celebrating its 30th Anniversary at Pasadena City College!

We wouldn't be able to commemorate this important milestone without the special people who have helped shape our transformative program and make it the success that it is today. As such, we are extremely proud to recognize and spotlight the professional accomplishments of our alumni – our Puentistas.

We are grateful to our Puentistas for sharing their personal journeys and the impact Puente has made in their lives. 

¡Once a Puentista, Always a Puentista!

Meet our Puentistas


Rites of Passage Celebration 2021

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Puente gives you guaranteed classes, mentoring and support, college exposure and more!

Why join Puente?

Puente is Co-sponsored by the University of California and the Community College Chancellor's Office. As a member of Puente, you will receive:

  • Guaranteed Classes & Support Services

    You are guaranteed enrollment in English and Counseling courses. Plus, you will receive individual academic counseling during your time as a PCC student.

  • Help With Your Transfer

    Puente members have a higher transfer rate thanks to our personal focus on helping you specifically with your transfer goals and success.

  • Mentoring

    You will be paired with mentors who have successfully completed college and are professional leaders in their communities.

  • College Exposure

    See what college is like! In Puente, you will have the opportunity to visit four-year colleges and universities throughout California.


Interested in joining the Puente Project?

We'll provide you with the support you need to reach your academic goals! Complete the interest form to get started today!