UC Riverside Puente Connection
Our Puente Connection student organization provides Puente Project Participants, or “Puentistas,” with more opportunities to connect with UCR and build leadership skills. It's the first of its kind in the UC system and provides continual support to Puentistas who enroll at UCR. Puente Connection mentors are former community college Puentistas that have transferred to UCR. They provide a student perspective on topics such as the application process, financial aid, professors, student life and more.
The UCR Puente Leadership Conference
UCR hosts a FREE 10-day residential program that brings together Puente Project participants from community colleges throughout California. 60 students will be selected to engage in activities that promote academics, leadership and community involvement. Participants will learn how to run a successful campaign, discuss issues affecting students in higher education and exchange ideas with Puentistas from across the state!
The UCR Puente Writers Conference
UCR hosts a FREE 6-day residential program that brings together Puente Project participants from community colleges throughout California. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own writing skills while learning from published authors who have become influential in their communities and nationwide. Students will learn about different literary genres and exchange ideas with other Puentista's from throughout the state. Participants will also engage in activities that promote academic preparation and community involvement.
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