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Welcome to the PUENTE Program

The PUENTE Community College Program is an academic, counseling and mentoring program of support for students to build the skills necessary for success in both academic and career goals while in community college.  Students enrolled in the PUENTE program work closely with their Counselor, English Instructor and Mentor to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. To learn more please visit https://www.thepuenteproject.org/

The first issue of the Puente Newsletter is hot off the press! Please see below for the October Newsletter highlighting Puente events and activities:  

Puente Newsletter Issue 1 October.pdf



For more information on how to join the Los Angeles Harbor College Puente Project please contact:

Puente Counselor Mauricio Cedillos at cedillma@laccd.edu or by phone at (310) 233-4246.

Eligibility for the Program:

  • Must enroll in English 101/107B

  • Must enroll in Counseling 20 in the fall semester and Counseling 17 in the spring semester

  • Must attend certain evening and weekend Puente activities 

  • Must commit to Puente class enrollment, continually meeting
    with the Puente counselor, involved in activities, and being the best student possible in order to achieve their goals.

  • Students do NOT have to be full time in order to join the Puente Project.

Meet the Staff:

PUENTE Counselor Contact Information: 

Mr. Mauricio Cedillos

Email: cedillma@laccd.edu

Phone: 310-233-4246

PUENTE English Instructor Contact Information:

Mrs. Carmen Carillo

Email: carrilc@laccd.edu

Phone: 310-233-4021