Puente Project



Criteria for participation

  • Be eligible for enrollment or enrolled at Cosumnes River College
  • Be eligible for English Writing 101 for the fall semester
  • Be eligible to commit to Phase I and Phase II 
  • Be eligible to take 12 units or more of academic courses each semester

To participate in Puente
Download information sheet, below, and return to Aselia Valadez Melo at the CRC Counseling Center in the Main campus Library room 200.

Puente Project Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Schedule

Phase I, Fall semester:

  • Students enroll for English 101-College Writing, and HCD 310 - College Success
  • Students are matched with a mentor and participate in mentor activities
  • Students attend the annual student motivational conference
  • Students participate in a myriad of activities and field trips

Phase II, Spring semester:

  • Students enroll in English 300 – College Composition, and in a personal development course
  • Students continue to meet with their mentors and participate in a variety of activities
  • Students continue to meet with the Counselor to ensure transfer success through fulfilling transfer requirements
  • Students conclude the year with a celebration

Phase III:

  • Students continue to meet with the Counselor to ensure transfer success
  • Student apply to transfer to a university


  • Students visit University of California and California State University campuses
  • Students attend an annual Puente student motivational and transfer conference
  • Students participate in Noche de La Familia