Let's Change Our Community
- College Corps is a service opportunity for full-time students at Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College who want to change their community.
- As a College Corps student volunteer, you'll work side by side with local leaders in the Inland Empire to tackle our community's most pressing challenges like K-12 education, food insecurity and climate change.
Benefits of Serving
- Money for college and living expenses: Receive $10,000 for completing 450 community service hours in one year.
- Improve your resume: Gain experience and skills employers value including leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving.
- Make a difference in your community: Bring your passion and talents to help others in our community. You will make new friendships and professional connections for the future.
What to Expect
- What will I do? College Corps student volunteers will serve 450 hours throughout the 2023-2024 academic year at a local K-12 school or nonprofit organization that focuses on food insecurity or the environment.
- Where will I serve? We will match you with a local organization that needs your talents and skills. The organization will be located within a reasonable driving distance from your campus or home.
- Who can serve? The College Corps program is open to 100 full-time students attending Crafton Hills College and/or San Bernardino Valley College. See the eligibility criteria for more details.
Who is Eligible?
- Commit to serving 450 hours in one academic year as a College Corps student volunteer.
- Have a high school diploma or G.E.D. by the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year.
- Be a full-time student (take 12 class units per semester) at Crafton Hills College and/or San Bernardino
- We will make accommodations for people with disabilities (Americans with Disabilities Act) who are not taking 12 units.
- Both U.S. citizens and Dreamer students (a non-U.S. citizen who is an AB 540-eligible Dreamer student).
- Low- and middle-income students are encouraged to apply. Students must meet one (1) of the following:
- Complete a background check.
- No minimum GPA is required, but you must currently be and remain in good academic standing.
Non-U.S. citizens/AB 540-eligible Applicants, ONLY:
- Must complete and submit a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for 2023-2024 academic year.
- Must have sufficient financial need (determined by the student’s school of attendance).
- Must submit a California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant program application
- Non-U.S. citizen (AB-540) students will not need to complete the background check unless their community host partner requires it.
- To see if you are AB-540 eligible, please view this document: SB68 AB-540 Attendance Worksheet
- You can also contact the SBVC Dreamers Resource Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 384-8915 for more information
Applications for Cohort 3 (2024-20245) open Spring 2024
- Please submit an interest form using the "Interest Form" button
- Questions? Contact the program staff at CollegeCorps@sbccd.edu