Welcome to San Bernardino Valley College - Umoja Tumaini Program


What is the Tumaini Program? 

The Tumaini Program is a learning community designed to increase academic and personal success, and promote transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Tumaini targets students who are interested in learning about African-American history, literature, and culture. Tumaini instructors and counselors use collaborative and other community building stategies to enhance students' learning potential in and out of the classroom. The Program will combine elements of counseling and other courses (English, Math) to assist students with the rigors of college life. Tumaini is open to all students. 

Summer Tumaini Bridge Program

The Tumaini Summer Bridge Program is designed to prepare incoming students with  information and tools to better prepared for fall and spring courses. 

Fall and Spring 
Students who attend the Summer Bridge Program are invited to join the Fall and Spring Cohorts.  In the Fall semester, students take English 015, History 138, and Student Development 102. For the Spring semester, students enroll into transferable English 101 and History 139. Tumaini students work with the same counselor, meet with financial aid, transfer and career specialists, to prepare for life after SBVC.

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Our Location

701 S Mt Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Frederick Jones
(909) 384-8598
Office Location: 
LA 150
Region 5