CalWorks at MVC

Terrie Hawthorne, Counselor/Coordinator of Workforce Preparation/CalWORKS department will not be available from June 13 through June 30, 2016.
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CalWORKs will help you achieve self-sufficiency through employment and education. If you are a TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipient with minor children, and attending or planning to attend Moreno Valley College, you may be eligible to receive special support services.

MVC's CalWORKs support services include counseling, priority registration, job search and resume assistance, resource referrals, and intensive joint case management with the county GAIN program.

Learn more about us: Myths & Facts about CalWorks. For more information, contact us today!

Please view the List Of Workshops for current information - this list is updated throughout the semester...workshop dates, times, and locations may change at any time.




(Workshops are open to ALL MVC Students)

Internships & How to Apply
*Hosted by County of Riverside, Educational Support Program, Human Resources
May 24, 2016 (Tues)
Humanities 233A guest speaker from County of Riverside, Educational Support Program, Human Resources will share information about internships and how to apply.

Gas Card Disclaimer *

Currently enrolled MVC CalWORKS students with CURRENT proof of cash aid for self and have a verified unmet financial need are eligible to receive a $25 gas card for transportation assistance for attending this workshop. Gas Cards are given to "eligible" students for attending workshops (must attend entire workshop). Students will be screened for eligibility prior to the workshop. "Eligible" students who signed up before the workshop (at least one day) may receive a Gas Card.

Please contact Nicole LeDuff to sign up or if you have any questions!

* Attention: There has been an update to our Transportation Assistance.
Students can now receive up to 3 Gas Cards per semester for attending workshops. You may attend as many workshops as you wish, but will be able to receive a maximum of 3 gas cards per semester. This is for Workshop Attendance only - there will be no change to the additional ways CalWORKS students may receive a gas card. Please see Transportation Assistance.


Veterans Services


Important Information

  1. CalWORKs students must provide valid proof that YOU receive cash aid FOR YOURSELF each semester to receive: Attendance Verification, Student Educational Plans (SEP's), Priority Registration, Referrals to Work Study, Assistance with Books, Counseling Appointments and all other services.
  2. We have limited services available to Post-Employment students, those students who stopped receiving cash aid within the last 2 years and are currently employed through unsubsidized employment. Proof of the date of termination or case closure and current employment are required. Proof of cash aid or post-employment is required before any services can be provided.
  3. The following are examples of valid (acceptable) documentation:
    1. Welfare to work Plan (GAIN contract)
    2. Letter from GAIN worker
    3. Notice of Action (NOA) stating your name and the type of aid received [CalWORKs Student, Cash Aid/Medical]
    4. Passport to Services

NOTE: Proof of Cash Aid must be submitted each semester and must be dated or stamped with the County timestamp within the semester you are verifying.


Current and Former Foster Youth

MVC has expanded services to Current & Former Foster Youth. Please visit the Foster Youth Support Services program page to learn more.


  • Financial Aid, Academic , personal & career counseling
  • Official College Student Educational Plans (SEP'S)
  • Financial Aid, & GAIN approved SEP's
  • Priority Registration
  • Book Loan
  • Computer Lab with internet/printing capability
  • Direct referrals to EOPS/CARE
  • Work Study and Job Placement
  • Career Pathway Planning & Linkages to labor market
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Educational and occupational assessments
  • Assistance with meeting the 20/35 hours of work to meet County compliance requirements
  • Coordination & Advocacy on & off campus
  • Referrals to campus and community resources

Moreno Valley College teams up with employers to provide subsidized job training, for the CalWORKs work study program, to eligible students. This program benefits employers as well as students to be eligible students are required to:

  • Provide a current Welfare to Work (WTW) GAIN contract
  • Maintain enrollment in 1.0 or more units each semester
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Maintain eligibility for the CalWORKs program
  • Receive CalWORKs (cash aid) through a county Welfare department in California
  • Attend monthly career related workshops.




Contact Us

To get started or if you have any questions, please contact us at:


Humanities 233-B

Phone Number:

(951) 571-6154


Spring Hours (February 16 through June 9):
Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday: Closed

The CalWORKS office is now closed on Fridays, please visit us Monday through Thursday during our office hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

NOTE: The CalWORKs office is open (on Mondays only) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the first week of Winter and Summer sessions, and the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Counselor/ Coordinator:

Terrie Hawthorne, MSW


Nicole LeDuff ( (951) 571-6498

Abreesha Jones ( (951) 571-6154  Front Desk





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