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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.


The following DVD videos are 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.

Surviving a Job Loss or Reduced Income
March 5, 2020
Co-hosted by Credit.Org
12:50 - 1:50 pm
SAS 302
This workshop will be hosted by When the unexpected strikes, many of us are left without an easy solution for our financial situation. This course will help you develop a 911 budget.
Toolkit for Success in College
March 17, 2020
11 am - 12 pm
Parkside Complex 7
This workshop will be hosted by Health Services and will discuss coping skills related to success in college. Contact our Health Services department at (951) 571-6103 or (951) 571-6147 for further workshop information.
Nurturing Parenting: Praising Children
March 18, 2020
Co-hosted by the County of Riverside
12:50 - 1:50 pm
Humanities 322
This workshop will be co-hosted by Parent Support and Training Program, County of Riverside, and will increase parents' knowledge about nurturing parenting and praising children.
Career Spotlight on Social Work
March 24, 2020
12:30 - 2:30 pm
SAS 302
Guest Panelists from a variety of careers/jobs in social work, will share information and discuss their careers and educational experiences. This is a great opportunity to explore a career in  the social work field and ask professionals questions about education pathways, typical day on the job, promotional opportunities, benefits, challenges, etcetera.
Lunch and Learn
March 12, 19 and 26, 2020
12:30 - 2 pm
Humanities 227
Counselor/Coordinator Terrie Hawthorne will host a different topic relating to personal growth in each workshop. Join us in reading books and follow-up discussion to improve relationships at school, work and home. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact our office and ask to speak with Terrie Hawthorne. Lunch is 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:

Eligible students may receive transportation assistance in the form of a $25 Arco Gas Card for attending the entire workshop. Eligibility requirements include: Current proof of cash aid (dated in February 2020 or later), enrolled in at least 1 unit at Moreno Valley College, have a verified "unmet financial need".  If you sign up ahead of time, eligible students will receive their Gas Card form at the workshop.  If you did not sign up ahead of time, please allow 1 week to receive your gas card form.  This form must be taken to Admissions & Records window to receive the actual gas card..

You may receive up to three (3) Gas Cards per semester for workshop attendance. Workshop attendance records are kept in the CalWORKS office. Students will be screened for eligibility prior to the workshop.

Please contact our office to sign up for workshops or if you have any questions.




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), 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 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.
  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, 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




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


Office Hours:
Monday: 11 am - 4 pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am - 3:30 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 (


Nicole LeDuff ( (951) 571-6498
CalWORKS Specialist






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