The Puente Project
Puente’s goal is to provide students with a strong academic foundation and the support needed in order to be successful at San Diego Mesa College and beyond.
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program designed to provide counseling, retention, and support services to incoming and returning students.
STAR provides students opportunities for academic development, assists with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education.
Under this program, individuals meeting specified requirements can apply to have a deportation action deferred for two years, subject to renewal for an additional two years. Students under DACA are considered by DHS to be lawfully present in the United States during the period of deferred action.
For more information, visit the Financial Aid Calfornia Dream Act webpage.
Borderless Scholars is designed to serve undocumented youth who want to attend college
Noches De Familia
Noche de Familia is an event for Puente students, parents, and supporters (mentors and administrators) to learn about why their students are in Puente and what it can do for them.
Gracia Molina de Pick
Gracia Molina de Pick, a life-long Educator, Feminist, and Community Activist, was born in Mexico City into a family of political reformers. Her tribute: Glass Gallery is located in the Humanities and Multicultural Studies Building at Mesa College.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU) - Their mission is to promote Hispanic success in higher education. We are proud to be in partnership as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution).