Puente Program

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What is Puente?

A Transfer-Prep Learning Community

The Puente Program is a national award-winning program co-sponsored by the University of California and the California Community College Chancellor's Office that helps students reach their dreams of college success. The mission of Puente (Spanish for “bridge”) is to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees, and return to the community as mentors and leaders for future generations.

 

Puente Model of Success: Three Components
Puente Model of Success

AVC's Puente Program is open to ALL students who have not yet taken English 101 or HD 101.

Puente Program is open to students of ALL backgrounds and ALL majors.

As part of the 2022-23 Puente Program, students will take the following Puente courses together:

Summer 2022: HD 103 (begins June 28th) CRN 53091

Fall 2022: ENGL 101 and HD 101 (CRN's: 77103 and 77645)

Spring 2023: ENGL 102 and COMM 101

With counselor guidance, other major courses will be added to a student's full-time schedule.

Benefits Include:

  • Priority registration
  • Guaranteed seats in all Puente courses
  • Curriculum focused on Latino/a/x literature and culture
  • Transfer guidance: Personal essays, letters of recommendation, scholarships
  • Professional mentorship
  • Community engagement
  • 1-on-1 academic, personal and career counseling
  • Cultural events & activities
  • University field trips
  • Statewide leadership conference

PRIORITY IS GIVEN ON A FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE BASIS.

FINAL DEADLINE IS JUNE 21ST, 2022.

To fill out the Interest Form, click HERE

Information Sessions:

Thursday, June 9th at 11am

Tuesday, June 14th at 12pm

Thursday, June 16th at 9am

Tuesday, June 21st at 1pm

All info sessions are on Zoom click on link to attend:

https://avc.zoom.us/j/2411342690

 

 

Congratulations to our Class of 2022 Puentistas!

21-22 AVC Puente grads

 

 

 

COMMUNITY PROFESSIONALS, STAFF, & FACULTY:

BECOME A MENTOR FOR A PUENTISTA

MENTOR APPLICATION FOR 2022-23 COHORT

COMING ON AUGUST 1st

Puente Mentor Handbook.pdf

 

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Meet the AVC Puente Familia


Tino Garcia
English Instructor
tgarcia37@avc.edu

Tino Garcia



Tanya McGinnis
Counselor / HD 103 Instructor
tmcginnis1@avc.edu

Tanya McGinnis, Counselor

 

 

 

May Sanicolas

Counselor / HD 101 Instructor

msanicolas@avc.edu

 

May Sanicolas
Last updated: June 8, 2022