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.

Click here to read our Equal Opportunity Statement

Annual Awards Banquet – Friday, May 29th, 2015

CVOC is proud to announce its Annual Awards Banquet to honor the 2015 CVOC Scholarship recipients and our annual “Spirit of Independence” award  winners.  This year’s banquet will be held at the…

Martin Petersen Event Center
720 12th St.
Modesto, CA 95354

6pm – No Host Bar
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Keynote Speaker/Awards Ceremony

For more information,
please call 209-357-0062, ext. 123

Public Hearings Announced

During the month of May, CVOC will hold a series of Public Hearings throughout its service areas to ask the public’s input on the needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers; and, in Stanislaus County, the needs of other low-income populations as well. Please click on the links below for information about the scheduled hearings.

Madera County

Public Hearing Notice – 05/12 – CVOC-Madera

Public Hearing Notice – 05/14 – Casas de la Vina

Public Hearing Notice – 05/19 – Oakhurst

Public Hearing Notice – 05/21 – Chowchilla

Merced County

Public Hearing Notice – 05/12 – Merced Public Library

Public Hearing Notice – 05/21 – Le Grand

Public Hearing Notice – 05/22 – CVOC-Winton

Public Hearing Notice – 05/27 – Livingston

Public Hearing Notice – 05/28 – Los Baños

Stanislaus County

Public Hearing Notice – 05/11 – Turlock – Low Income
Public Hearing Notice – 05/11 – Turlock – Farm Worker

Public Hearing Notice – 05/15 – Riverbank – Low Income
Public Hearing Notice – 05/15 – Riverbank – Farm Worker

Public Hearing Notice – 05/19 – Patterson – Low Income
Public Hearing Notice – 05/19 – Patterson – Farm Worker

Public Hearing Notice – 05/21 – Ceres – Low Income
Public Hearing Notice – 05/21 – Ceres – Farm Worker

Request for Proposal – Strategic Plan Facilitator

CVOC is soliciting bids for a consultant to assist in the agency strategic planning process. Please click the link below to access the notice and application instructions.

Request for Proposal (REVISED: Submittal Deadline and FAQs)

Volunteer Board Members Wanted

The CVOC Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who provides direction and support for CVOC’s public service mission. The Board meets ten times per year, usually in Winton, once in Madera and once in Modesto.

Applicants must reside in Merced, Madera or Stanislaus counties and be familiar with the needs and challenges faced by low-income populations. Experience in assisting low-income populations is desirable.

For more information or to request an application, please call Ofelia Reynoso, Board Liaison, at (209) 357-0078.

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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Winton Kitchen Lunch Menu

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