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Puente Project

The Puente Program learning community is one of the support services offered within the RAZA Center.

Students in Puente work closely with their counselor, English instructor, and mentor to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Puente Project group photo

Students should be prepared to participate in the following:

English Instruction

Puente students take two consecutive writing classes, ENGWR 100 and ENGWR 300. These classes provide a supportive environment for Puente students to build confidence in their writing skills. The content of both courses focuses on Latino social, political, and cultural issues.


Puente students work individually with the Puente counselor until they transfer from Sacramento City College, exploring career options, developing an academic educational plan, and identifying lifetime goals. Students visit UC, CSU, and other four-year institutions.


Each Puente student is matched with a mentor who is a professional in the local community. Mentors share their knowledge and experiences with students and provide a window into “real life” work environments. The network of trained Puente mentors provides many resources for the Puente students, their families, their colleges, and the community.

Puente Classes

Puente classes include English Writing (ENGWR) and Human Career Development (HCD) courses.

The HCD classes are provided by SCC Counseling staff, and focus on building group cohesion and a sense of familia amongst the students. Students will meet their mentors and participate in mentor activities. A variety of Puente social, political, and community field trips supplement the academic program.

In the spring we concentrate on ensuring transfer success through fulfilling transfer requirements, meeting university representatives, and campus tours. We conclude the year with a family gathering and celebration.

Puente Benefits

Puente students will:

  • Develop reading and writing skills
  • Meet professionals in our community
  • Learn strategies for college success
  • Make university contacts
  • Build a familia support system
  • Create a successful transfer plan
  • Participate in campus tours
  • Network with students throughout Northern California
  • Participate in culturally-enriching activities
  • Learn through community service activities


  • Be eligible for ENGWR 300 in the Fall
  • Want to transfer to a 4-year university
  • Willing to participate in our events, trips, and classes

Puente Club

Promoting Latino cultural awareness and the mission of the Puente Project.

Puente Club

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Phone: (916) 558-2445



  • Monday to Thursday:
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm


  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Student Center SC-104
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822


Counselor/Coordinator: Abraham Madrigal

Student Support Specialist: Alejandra Benites
Phone: (916) 558-2455

English Professor: Rachel Spangler
Phone: (916) 650-2920

Puente Student Personnel Assistant:
Vanessa Barrera
Phone: (916) 558-2445

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