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The CalWORKs office will be CLOSED November 21 - November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal hours will resume Monday, November 26.
During closures, documents can be turned in to the locked dropbox outside the CalWORKs office door.

Interested in a trip to San Diego? Attend the CalWORKs Association Annual Training Institute Conference in April 2019 by applying for the CalWORKs Association's Portraits of Success Scholarship by Wednesday, November 21.

For questions or to enter your name on the interest list, contact the CalWORKs office in person or by phone. Two students will be selected from the pool of applicants. Application preview questions are available on the scholarship website.

It's time for MVC students to apply for RCCD Foundation Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year! The application period will end January 11, 2019 at 5 pm. Visit the RCCD Foundation Scholarship site to view scholarship information, instructions and reach the online application.

"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence." Unknown


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.


We now have DVD videos available for viewing in our computer Lab:
»"Career Spotlight on Business" workshop
»"Interview Secrets" workshop
»"Career Spotlight on Social Work" workshop
»"Career Spotlight on Nursing" workshop

Visit or contact our office for more information.



(Workshops are open to ALL MVC Students)
Please contact our office to sign up for workshops or if you have any questions.

Writing Your Scholarship Success Essay #3
November 27, 2018
12:50 - 1:50 pm
Humanities #319
Join us for this four-part workshop! You will learn how to develop your scholarship essay from start to finish and apply for this year's fall scholarships. You may attend any or all of these workshops. Prior attendance is not required. This interactive workshop is offered in a computer lab, where you will have the opportunity to work on your essay during the workshop.
Nurturing Parenting: Communicating with Respect
November 28, 2018
*Hosted by the County of Riverside
12:50 - 1:50 pm
Humanities #212
This workshop will be hosted by Parent Support and Training Program, County of Riverside, and will increase parents' knowledge of building self-worth in children.
Career Spotlight on Community College Careers
November 28, 2018
2 - 4 pm
Student Academic Services #207
Interested in a career at a Community College? Guest Panelists from community colleges will share information and discuss their careers and educational experiences. This is a great opportunity to explore a career in community colleges and ask professionals questions about education pathways, typical day on the job, promotional opportunities, benefits, challenges, etcetera.
Lunch & Learn
November 8, 15, and 29, 2018
12:30 - 2 pm
Parkside Complex #14A
Counselor/Coordinator Terrie Hawthorne will host a different topic on personal development, each week. This workshop requires a commitment of every Thursday (except the first Thursday of the month). Please contact our office to RSVP. Lunch will be provided.

* Currently enrolled MVC CalWORKS students are eligible to receive a $25 gas card for transportation assistance for attending any workshops listed above. See gas card disclaimer below for terms and restrictions.

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 at the workshop. Otherwise, please allow one week after the workshop to receive your gas card. Please follow-up with Nicole LeDuff.

*You may receive up to three (3) Gas Cards per semester for workshop attendance. Workshop attendance records are kept in the CalWORKS office.


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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 Building, room 223A

Phone Number:

(951) 571-6154

Fax Number:

(951) 571-6405


Fall Office Hours:
Monday: 11 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday: 9 am - 2 pm

We have a locked drop box outside our office door if you need to turn in documents when the office is closed.

NOTE: The CalWORKs office is open (on Mondays only) from 8:30 am to 4 pm the first week of winter and summer sessions, and the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters.

Counselor/ Coordinator:

Terrie Hawthorne, MSW


Abreesha Jones ( (951) 571-6154  Front Desk

Nicole LeDuff ( (951) 571-6498






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