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Service organization seeks board member
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The Central Valley Opportunity Center offers free job training, like solar panel installation, for low-income residents of Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties. - photo by Photo Contributed

For over 36 years, the Central Valley Opportunity Center has worked to improve the quality of life in low-income areas throughout Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties.


The non-profit community-based organization provides employment training funded primarily through federal, state and local grants to serve farm worker and low-income populations.


Ofelia Reynoso, CVOC human resources manager and board liaison, said that the CVOC’s vision is to break the cycle of poverty by eliminating barriers to self-sufficiency in communities.


She expressed that they are currently seeking interested board members to assist in providing oversight and guidance to all CVOC departments, monitor services and help plan fundraising and strategic goals and activities of the agency.


“Our CVOC board members are truly our heroes as they wholeheartedly volunteer their time and talents to help CVOC fulfill its community service mission,” said Reynoso. “We are looking for individuals who want to join our CVOC team in making a difference in our community.”


CVOC provides services such as employment and training, education, vocational skills training, housing assistance, energy payment assistance, emergency supportive services, emergency food and other services in its tri-county service area.  It has provided home weatherization services and operated major programs for the U.S. Department of Labor, California Department of Community Services and Development, Department of Education, State of California, local government programs and private foundations.


Interested applicants must reside or work in Madera, Merced or Stanislaus counties and be familiar with the needs and challenges faced by low-income populations.


For more information, contact Reynosa at 357-0062 at