CalWORKs can help you succeed in college and life
CalWORKs services include counseling, priority registration, job search and resume assistance, resource referrals, and intensive joint case management with the county GAIN program. 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.
Meet with Us Join Us Current Students Workshops Virtual Office
Visit our physical or virtual office for application, registration, attendance and GAIN coordination assistance.
Call: (951) 571-6154
Office: Humanities Building Second Floor, Room 223A
Virtual: If you can't make it onto campus, we look forward serving you online via Zoom.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm. Friday, 8 am - 1 pm.
Transportation Assistance Available for Eligible Students
- Attend workshops (maximum 3 for workshops per semester and 1 per month for attending a student parent group meeting that month)
- Submit a copy of your employment paystub/volunteer program (once per semester)
- Portraits of Success Application/Submission (once per year)
- Submit a copy of an acceptance letter to a university or vocational program
- Complete an exit form once you leave Moreno Valley College CalWORKs
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence."
Services Offered by CalWORKs
- Financial aid, academic, personal, and career counseling
- Official college student educational plans (SEP)
- Financial Aid and GAIN approved SEP
- Priority registration
- Book loan
- Computer lab with internet/printing capability
- Direct referrals to EOPS/CARE
- Work study and job placement
- Career pathway planning and 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 and advocacy on- and 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
We have limited services available to post-employment students, those students who stopped receiving cash aid within the last two 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.
Services are available for current and former foster youth through the NextUp Guardian Scholars program.
Eligible CalWORKs students will receive a $25 Arco Gas Card for attending a workshop (must attend the entire workshop). Eligibility requirements are: Current proof of cash aid, currently enrolled in at least 1 unit at MVC, have an unmet financial need. Gas Cards forms and/or Gas Cards will be distributed in the CalWORKs office on campus. Please inquire with Nicole LeDuff via email.
Mental Health and Wellness: Self-Esteem
Career Spotlight on Nursing (Hybrid Workshop)
Roadmap to Financial Freedom (Debt Management)
Whether you need assistance in-person or online, the CalWORKs team is here to help you reach your educational and career goals. Stop by our office or log into our virtual zoom office during our regular hours, or get in touch with us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at (951) 571-6154.