The goal of the statewide Puente Community College Program is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations. Puente (Spanish for "bridge") is a national-award winning program that has helped thousands of students reach their dreams of college success. Puente was founded in 1981 by Felix Galaviz and Patricia McGrath at Chabot Community College in Hayward, California and Puente came to COS in 1995, when Teresa Guadiana and Joni Jordan started their first team.
To get more information or to enroll in the program, please visit the Puente Center in Tule 569A or call 737-4850 to make an appointment.
The Current COS Puente off-campus web site has pictures, events and links for the Puente Project and students. You can also visit the original site to see the project’s rich history, scrapbooks, and memories.
Fall 2011 Puente Students and Coordinators
2/14/2017 11:19 AM