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  • PUENTE Project

    PUENTEs continued success in motivatingand supporting low-income, first-generationstudents to earn degrees from four-year col-leges and universities has been researchedby the Harvard Graduate School of Educa-tion, the University of California and NewMexico State University, to name a few.

    The mission of the Puente Project is toincrease the number of educationally under-served students who:

    Transfer/enroll in four-year colleges anduniversities,

    Earn college degrees, and Return to their communities as leaders and


    A priority of the STEM grant is to expand andenhance educational opportunities for andimprove the academic attainment of under-served student populations in the STEMfields. By implementing this retention strategy for our undergraduate students wewould like your participation in sharing your

    professional and academic experiences inorder to encourage a student to learn andimprove within their college career.

    Mentors can help by:

    Sharing your professional and academicexperiences

    Introducing the role of professional networking

    Encouraging students to learn and improve

    Motivating students to transfer to a four-year university

    Serving as a role model by committing to 9hours per semester for 1 school year

    Come be a part of making history here inTexas as we become the 4th site in Texas toimplement the PUENTE Program.

    Informational sessions andtraining provided at yourplace of business upon request.

    In an effort to promote the overall goals of the HSI (Hispanic ServingInstitution) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)Grant Lee College will be implementing the PUENTE Mentoring Program.

    Contact: Victoria MarronInterim HSI STEM Grant Director& Puente Project [email protected]