Moreno Valley USD

Jesús Holguín, Board President; Martinrex Kedziora, Superintendent; Maribel Mattox, Chief Academic Officer; Lynne Sheffield, Director of Student Services; Patty Rucker, Coordinator of Guidance; Connie Edwards, Wellness Liasion; Mayra Arroyo-McKinney, Vento Counselor

The Community Wellness Center of Moreno Valley USD began in January 2017. The CWC is successfully eliminating barriers to learning by providing students with a school-based program while increasing health, safety, academic support, activities and free resources. The center provides priority assistance for homeless students and foster youth. The center offers parent seminars on self-efficacy, financial education, employment, health, literacy and nutrition. Families and students are able to obtain basic and personal needs such as clothing, shoes, transportation, food assistance, case management guidance, health services and mental health referrals. MVUSD is the third-largest school district in Riverside County, educating more than 33,000 students in grades K through 12. The foster youth population is currently at 622, while the homeless rate is 18.61 percent. MVUSD holds the largest rates in the county for homelessness, foster youth and low socioeconomic status.