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Puente Program

The Puente Project is a national award-winning program that for more than 30 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally underrepresented students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students to:

  • enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • earn college degrees
  • return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations.

The program is interdisciplinary in approach, with writing, counseling and mentoring components.

For more information visit:



Lupe Santoyo
Puente Counselor
(510) 723-3190 ext. 63126

Bianca Murrillo-Aguilar
9th Grade Puente Teacher

Ramiro Ramirez
10th Grade Puente Teacher

Yvonne Valdez
11th/12th Grade Puente Teacher

Gabriela Esquivez
Puente Administrator

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Puente Application