Puente's Components

English Support

Students enroll with the same Puente English instructor for classes over one academic year. This creates a supportive environment for students. The courses integrate Latinx and other multicultural literature in combination with reading and writing support. The courses offer an environment that provide students with the support and motivation likely to enable them to transfer.


The Puente counselor provides academic, personal, and career counseling to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. To help build the educational support network necessary for the students' success, the counselor also integrates the students' families into the program.

The Puente counselor teaches a personal development (PD) class designed to enhance the students' college success. Relevant college and career success skills, information, and resources are available to assist students in examining, planning, and setting their personal, academic, and career goals.


Puente mentors support the Puente counselor and English instructor by motivating Puente students to build the social and cultural capital they will need for their future success as college students and career professionals. All Puente mentors are trained to follow mentoring guidelines and serve as successful career role models to their student mentees. Our experience shows that mentoring is inspiring to BOTH mentors and their Puente student mentee.

Interested in joining Puente? Fill out the PVC Puente Interest Form.