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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Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC), a private non-profit agency providing a variety of employment and training services, as well as emergency assistance to farmworkers and other low-income populations in Madera, Merced and Stanislaus Counties, is seeking an interested volunteer to serve on its board of directors.
Applicants must reside in Merced or Stanislaus County and be familiar with the needs and challenges faced by low-income populations. Experience in assisting low-income populations is desirable.
The CVOC Board of Directors are a group of volunteers who provide direction and support for CVOC’s public service mission. They meet ten times per year, usually in Winton, once in Madera and once in Modesto.
For more information or to request an application, call Ofelia Reynoso, Board Liaison at 209-357-0078. Application deadline: March 3, 2014.
Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) proudly announces its 2014 scholarship project. CVOC has been offering scholarships to academically deserving students in its tri-county service area: Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties for over 34 years. Six scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 each will be awarded in each county on a competitive basis. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be planning on attending a post-secondary educational institution in fall 2014. Financial need will be considered. Application deadline is April 4, 2014.
2014 Scholarship Application (Web version)
2014 Scholarship Application (print version)
“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.