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CalWorks at MVC

Attention Graduating and Transferring CalWORKS Students:

You are invited to participate! Submit your personal story and photo. It will be published in our annual "Portraits of Student Success" book. Your photo may include yourself or yourself with your family. The deadline to submit is May 10, 2017.

Eligible students may receive a $25 Arco Gas Card for participating. Please send your story and photo directly to You must also sign a release form, which can be done in our office. Please contact our office for further information!

"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.

Lunch & Learn
Held every Wednesday
of the month
(except May 10)

12:30 - 2 pm
Parkside Complex #14A
Counselor/Coordinator Terrie Hawthorne will host a different topic each week. Please contact our office to RSVP. Lunch will be provided.
Roadmap to Financial Freedom (Debt Management)
*Hosted by
May 4, 2017
12:50 - 1:50 pm
Humanities #105
When the unexpected strikes, many of us are left without an easy solution for our financial situation. This workshop can help you manage a job loss or reduced income.
Stress Management Workshop
May 9, 2017
11 am - 12 pm
Parkside Complex #12
This workshop will be hosted by Health Services and will discuss coping skills related to self-care, setting boundaries, asking for help, and managing emotions. Students will have the opportunity to earn a $20 gift card for Starbucks or Barnes & Noble through the Health Services program, for completing 6 of these workshops. Contact Lynette Navarro at (951) 571-6013 for further information on the workshops.
If you are a NEW STUDENT and are unable to attend this workshop, please contact the CalWORKS office at (951) 571-6154 to schedule an individual appointment with your CalWORKS counselor, Terrie Hawthorne to review important information for new students.
Nurturing Parenting: Ages and Stages
May 18, 2017
12:50 - 1:50 pm
Humanities #105
This workshop will be hosted by Parent Support and Training Program, County of Riverside. This is a one hour workshop that will describe nurturing parenting principles and define ways to become nurturing parents. It will help parents realize their ability to impact a child's emotional development.
Career Spotlight
Date & Location TBA
Panelists from the field of Engineering will discuss their careers, share experiences, and answer questions.
* 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.


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

Fax Number:

(951) 571-6405


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

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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