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College Corps

Last modified at 11/15/2022 4:18 p.m.

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.

College Corps Students

Apply to College CorpsBenefits 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. 

College Corps StudentsWhat to Expect

  • What will I do?  College Corps student volunteers will serve 450 hours throughout the 2022-2023 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.

College Corps Students

Who is Eligible?

  1. Commit to serving 450 hours in one academic year as a College Corps student volunteer.
  2. Have a high school diploma or G.E.D. by the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year.
  3. Be a full-time student (take 12 class units per semester) at Crafton Hills College and/or San Bernardino Valley College.
    1. We will make accommodations for people with disabilities (Americans with Disabilities Act) who are not taking 12 units. 
  4. Both U.S. citizens and Dreamer students (a non-U.S. citizen who is an AB 540-eligible Dreamer student).
  5. Low- and middle-income students are encouraged to apply. Students must meet one (1) of the following:
    1. Qualify for a Federal Pell Grant.
    2. Qualify for a Cal Grant.
    3. Qualify for a California College Promise Grant.
    4. Student needs to work part-time and/or borrow student loans.
    5. Is an AB 540-eligible Dreamer student.

6)   Complete a background check

7)   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:

  1. Must complete and submit a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for 2022-2023 academic year.
  2. Must be an active recipient of a Cal Grant B Award for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  3. Must have sufficient financial need (determined by the student’s school of attendance).
  4. Must submit a California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant program application by September 1, 2022.
  5. Non-U.S. citizen (AB-540) students will not need to complete the background check unless their community host partner requires it.  


Apply to College Corps


Applications for Cohort 2 (2023-2024) will open Spring 2023