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Moreno Valley, local college partner to help students

Moreno Valley and Moreno Valley College are offering students a monthly stipend designed to help them stay in school.

The program, MoVaLEARNS- Mayor’s Challenge,  will provide students “in good standing” in the school’s Career and Technical Education Program with a $250-a-month allowance for eight months, according to a statement.

Those payments, which work out to $2,000 for the academic year, could be enough to keep some students attending classes, Mayor Yxstian A. Gutierrez said.

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

City and college officials developed the program in part with a 2018 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Students who wish to apply for the stipend should email or contact the Moreno Valley Economic Development Department at (951) 413-3460.

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