Puente Project

Learning to Succeed

Learning how to negotiate the college system can be difficult, but Puente can help.

We offer the support and encouragement you need to complete your college education through personalized instruction and tutoring. Puente gives you the skills and information you need to succeed, while also exploring the rich Latino culture.

As a Puente student, you’ll also tour university and college campuses, visit great museums, and attend an annual Puente Transfer and Motivational Conference.

Three Components to Success

The Puente Program is open to all students eligible to take English 60 and Counseling 150, and has three main components:

  • English: Take English 60 and English 100 to improve your written language skills in a supportive and stimulating environment. Build writing skills by exploring subjects and literature related to the Mexican American/Latino experience.
  • Counseling: Be eligible for Counseling 150 and 160. Work closely with our Puente counselor to improve your study skills, explore career options, develop an academic educational plan, and identify lifetime goals.
  • Mentoring: Meet with a mentor from the business or professional community and our peer mentors. Our mentors offer guidance, support, and encouragement to help you succeed.


Student Center, Room 214


Tuesday 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7000
E: tmponce@CypressCollege.edu


Therese Mosqueda-Ponce, Ph.D., Counselor
E: tmponce@cypresscollege.edu

Kathryn Sonne, English Instructor
E: ksonne@cypresscollege.edu