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News Release

City Offers MoVal College Students Stipends to Stay in School

For immediate release: June 6,2019

Three college students.

The City of Moreno Valley is partnering with Moreno Valley College to offer students a monthly stipend to help them stay in school. Starting this fall, “MoVaLEARNS – Mayor’s Challenge” will provide Moreno Valley College Career and Technical Education (CTE) students in good standing a $250-a-month stipend for eight months – a total of $2,000 for the school year.  

“Moreno Valley students are the key to our future economic success,” said Mayor Yxstian A. Gutierrez. “MoVaLEARNS - Mayor's Challenge will give students the support they need to make a difference in their lives and our community.”

The Mayor noted that $250 extra income a month could easily be what makes it possible for a student to stay in school and get the training they need.  

The City and College developed the monthly stipend program with the help of a 2018 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, which provided initial funding to test and fine tune a solution to one of the City’s major challenges.

The team identified “Earn vs. Learn,” the choice many students are forced to make between staying in school or finding a low-wage job, as a citywide problem and designed the MoVal Learns program to increase college completion rates.  

Students interested in applying for the stipend provided by MoVaLEARNS should email jackiem@moval.org to join the interest list or contact the City’s Economic Development Department at 951-413-.3460


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Economic Development Department