Puente Project




The mission of the Puente Project is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations. Puente combines accelerated instruction, intensive academic counseling, and mentoring by members of the community. Curriculum focuses on developing reading and writing skills through an exploration of Mexican-American/Latino literature. Students must be committed to transfer to a four-year college or university and must be willing to participate in extracurricular activities, such as an annual Puente student transfer conference, visits to four-year colleges and universities, and multicultural events in their community. Puente students come from a wide range of backgrounds and are usually the first in their families to attend college. All services provided to participants in Puente are free.


Shasta College PUENTE in the news:

Shasta College Starts Program for Disadvantaged Students 
KRCR News Redding


For more information:


On the Redding Campus, contact Brian Spillane - Puente Co-Coordinator and Counselor at (530) 242-7951;bspillane@shastacollege.edu or Kylee Duran-Cox - Puente Co-Coordinator and English Instructor at (530) 355-4256; kcox@shastacollege.edu.

On the Tehama Campus, contact Jeanette Velasquez  - Puente Co-Coordinator and Counselor at (530) 529-8980 or x8976; jvelasquez@shastacollege.edu or Sarah Preston - Puente Co-Coordinator and English Instructor at (530) 529-8980; spreston@shastacollege.edu. 

Para recibir más información comuníquese con Brian Spillane, Consejero y Co-Coordinador del programa Puente. (530) 242-7959; bspillane@shastacollege.edu.