PUENTE’s College and Career Program closes the opportunity gap for over 500 youth aged 14-24 as they persist through high school, post-secondary education and the workplace. 95% of students are low-income Latinos and the first in their families to reach this goal.
The College Access program supports high school students to graduate and transition to college. We partner with two local schools—Mendez High School and Roybal Learning Center—to reach 400+ students through weekly in-school workshops and case management to build competency in college preparation, career exploration, technology, leadership and personal development, and job readiness. The program also includes dedicated scholarships, campus tours, summer sessions, and an annual career fair.
*This program is supported in part by the USC Good Neighbors Program funded by university employee contributions to support university-community partnership.
The College Success provides individual case management, scholarships, and cohort convenings for 100+ post-secondary students who completed the College Access program, with a college persistence rate of over 90%.
PUENTE’s 2024 Career Fair
Saturday, January 27, 2024
9:30 am – 12 pm
Want to register for workshops or learn more?
For more information about any of our youth programs, please email email@example.com.
You can also visit our location and speak to someone directly.
For students at our partner schools, you may ask your college counselor for more information.