Napa Valley College is proud to sponsor the Puente Project. 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,
*earn college degrees, and
*return to the community as mentors and leaders for future generations.
The Puente Program is open to all 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 64 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.
The one-year program at Napa Valley College begins with English 120A, Engl 95, and Counseling 100 in the fall semester and resumes in the spring semester with English 120B, Engl 97, and Counseling 105. The Puente approach is unique in that the reading is focused on Latino and Mexican-American literature, essays, and cultural writings in both the fall and spring semester classes. The fall composition course is also linked with the Writing Center to further assist Puente students. Please see the link below (Puente Project General Information) for more information and the reports of success for students enrolled in this program.
Contact Marci Sanchez at email@example.com or by phone at (707) 256-7235 to enroll in the Puente Program.
Download the Information Sheet.
Contact Christina Rivera, Puente Mentor Coordinator by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (707) 256-7154 to learn more about the mentoring opportunities with Puente students.
For Cathy Gillis' (Puente English Professor) web page click here
Puente Project General Information