Puente (Spanish for "bridge") is a national-award winning program with a mission to increase the number of Mexican American and Latino students who transfer to four-year universities. Since 1981, the Puente Project has helped thousands of educationally underserved students enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations. Participating students become part of a cohort of students taking English and Counseling courses. They gain study skills and tour local CSU and UC campuses. They learn how to access scholarships and are connected with a mentor in the community. Puente is open to ALL students. The program needs additional mentors, so please consider helping out I
In addition to the comments made by Hyett, focus group data from a study of implementing change in a nursing home suggests that nurses want a leader with drive, enthusiasm, and credibility to lead them and to inspire them, for they do not merely want a leader who has superiority (Rycroft-Malone et al., 2004). Further, focus group members identified the qualities desired in a leader who is attempting to facilitate change. This person should have knowledge of the collaborative project, have status with the team, be able to manage others, take a positive approach to management, and possess good management skills (Rycroft-Malone et al., 2004).