Welcome to CVOC

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.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty by eliminating barriers to self-sufficiency in our communities.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide services that improve the quality of life for farm workers and others in need.

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Public Notice – Invitation to Bid

(Deadline Extended to 12/22)

CVOC is soliciting bids for the site development of its new vocational classroom and training shops. Please click the link below to access the notice and application instructions.

Bid Notice (revised)

CVOC Launches Two New Programs to Mitigate Drought Effects

CVOC, together with La Cooperativa Campesina and the State of California, is now offering both an emergency assistance as well as a temporary jobs program to help Central Valley residents ease the effects of one of the worst droughts in State history.

For information on how you can qualify for these programs, please call (209) 357-0062 or click on the informational flyers below.

Drought Emergency Assistance Project
Proyecto de Asistencia de Emergencia por la Sequía

Temporary Jobs Program
Programa Temporal de Empleos

Volunteer Board Members Wanted

CVOC is currently seeking interested volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors. Applicants must be low income and reside or work in Merced, Madera or Stanislaus County and must 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.

Wells Fargo Bank Awards $50,000 RISE Grant to CVOC

Central Valley Opportunity Center, Inc. (CVOC) was recently awarded a $50,000 RISE grant from Wells Fargo Bank. The Rural Investment for Sustainable Economies (RISE) grant was awarded after CVOC submitted an application to Wells Fargo Bank’s competitive RISE grant program.

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Mobile Unit Schedule

We at CVOC realize that, due to disability or transportation issues, not everyone can make it to one of our service centers. To that end, we employ the CVOC Mobile Unit to bring our services to sites throughout the community.

The CVOC Mobile Unit is a 37-ft. long, custom bus equipped with air conditioning, computers, copiers, fax capability and Internet access. Its purpose is to provide outreach, job search, résumé building and program intake/eligibility across CVOC’s service area of Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties.

Please click on the link below to see the Mobile Unit’s current schedule of stops.

Mobile Unit Schedule

Employment with CVOC

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CVOC Receives Grant from Walmart Foundation

On April 8, 2014, the Walmart Foundation awarded Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) a $40,000 State Giving Grant.

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CVOC Awarded $1.8 Million for Farmworker Job Training

“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 – High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

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.

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