Valley-Bound Commitment (VBC)

Education for “All” Starts with Opportunity. The VBC program is generously supported by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Now entering its ninth year of providing a free first year of college to local high school graduates entering college, the Valley-Bound Commitment Program at San Bernardino Valley College included 230 students in 2016 -2017. What began as a pilot program for 31 students in 2008 has blossomed into an award-winning program that has led to greater levels of student success for hundreds of Inland Empire residents. Since its inception in 2008, participants in the Valley-Bound Commitment (VBC) have achieved higher grades than their peers, continue their education beyond their first year at a higher rate than typical students, transferred to four-year colleges throughout California, and even spoken at Commencement ceremonies. The program is aimed at removing all economic barriers to the first year of college while providing critical guidance and support that is essential to continue striving towards individual educational and career goals.

The following 17 high schools are eligible for the Valley–Bound Commitment 2017 - 2018:

  • Colton
  • Bloomington
  • Eisenhower
  • Rialto
  • Carter
  • Arroyo Valley
  • San Gorgonio
  • Pacific
  • Cajon
  • San Bernardino
  • Big Bear
  • Rim of the World
  • Indian Springs
  • Grand Terrace
  • Milor
  • Washington 
  • San Andreas

If you are interested in the Valley-Bound Commitment Program, please click here for the Valley-Bound Commitment application.

For more information on this exciting program, please contact Oscar Rodriguez at 909-384-8676 or at