PUENTE Project

PUENTE Project
Student Leadership Conference / Feria Educativa 
November 2, 2019

¡Sí se puente!

Program Background: The Puente Project is a national award winning program that for 38 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California’s educationally disadvantaged students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations. Puente currently has programs in community colleges, high schools, and middle schools in California and Texas.

Leadership Conference Objective: The Puente Project’s program design encourages students to develop leadership skills and to share their valued experiences and opinions.

Co-Masters of Ceremonies

  • Local Puentista Representative
  • Dr. Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Professor of Education, Director of LEAD Education Projects CSUSB
  • Ms. Olivia Rosas, Associate Vice President, Student Success and Educational Equity CSUSB

Keynote Speaker

  • Dolores Huerta, Labor Leader, Civil Rights Activist, and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW)

Dolores Huerta

Padrino / Madrina de Honor

  • Robert Nava, Vice President for Advancement CSUSB
  • Eloise Gómez Reyes, Assembly Member 47th District

Robert Nava

Eloise Reyes

Program At A Glance

Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:00 am8:45 amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am9:45 amForo Comunitario / Keynote Addresses
10:00 am10:45 amWorkshop I: Talleres, Campus Tours, Activity Centers
11:00 am11:45 amWorkshops II: Talleres, Campus Tours, Activity Centers
11:45 am12:45 pm Comida / Lunch 
1:00 pm1:30 pmDespedida / Farewell Address
1:30 pm2:30 pmDay of Dead Celebration
2:30 pmDeparture
Directions to CSUSB - From Interstate 215 at University Parkway: Exit the freeway and travel one mile north/northeast to the end of University Parkway, which becomes the main entrance to CSUSB (at Northpark Blvd). Ahead and to your left will be the Parking Services Information Booth.


Workshops I

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Workshops II

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Workshops III

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Campus Tours

Campus tours available every hour on the hour.  Meet tour guides at either of these two locations:  The Santos Manuel Student Union Lobby and the Meeting.  Center.  Please look out for our friendly guides holding campus tour signs.