Central Valley Opportunity Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) employment training and service provider serving the California counties of Merced, Madera and Stanislaus. CVOC is funded primarily through federal, state and local grants to serve farm worker and low-income populations.
Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty by eliminating barriers to self-sufficiency in our communities.
Our mission is to provide services that improve the quality of life for farm workers and others in need.
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On April 8, 2014, the Walmart Foundation awarded Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) a $40,000 State Giving Grant.
Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) strongly believes that higher education is the most effective tool for breaking the cycle of poverty, and increasing the quality of life in our community. CVOC is proud to announce the award of $27,000.00 in scholarships to academically deserving students in its tri-county service area of Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties. A total of 18 scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 were awarded. The scholarship recipients were honored at CVOC’s Annual “Spirit of Independence Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Awards Banquet” on May 5, 2014.
These awards are presented to employees that have distinguished themselves by performing their duties in a spirit of leadership, cooperation, teamwork, and for the overall betterment of our clients and organization. These employees were honored at a CVOC company-wide training event on April 11, and again at the Annual Awards Banquet held on May 5th.
“CVOC transforms lives through training dislocated workers for good paying jobs along with teaching life skills necessary to be successful and self-sufficient. Graduates of their programs are better prepared to provide for their families and give back to our community.”
- Representative Jim Costa
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CVOC is happy to announce the continued funding from the Department of Education to provide migrant and seasonal farm workers who have dropped out of school with a unique and exciting opportunity to obtain a GED certificate. The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a 12 week GED program that is offered in English and Spanish.