Alliance_for_Education san manuel indiansOnce again, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is making a big investment in education by providing resources to help support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in San Bernardino County. San Manuel has made a $100,000 contribution to the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Alliance For Education to fund the Cultivating Innovation in STEM Schools (CISS) program for one year.

Cultivating Innovation in STEM Schools will strengthen the regional STEM network and culture throughout the county and support major events that serve large groups of middle school students, including the Auto Club Speedway STEM Day and STEMapalooza. This program will also provide supplemental funding to strengthen and enhance several existing or emerging middle school STEM programs that connect to both elementary and high school programs and/or pathways.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with San Manuel, and appreciate their longstanding contributions to the work of the Alliance in developing STEM education opportunities for students across our county, ”  said Ted Alejandre, Deputy Superintendent of the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.

For more information concerning the Alliance for Education, contact Debra Mustain, interim director of Alliance for Education at County Schools, at (909) 386-2636 or visit the website at