RCMC provides direct services to youth mentor  programs throughout Riverside County by:  hosting a web site and mentor information hotline, hosting an annual mentor recognition event, providing training and technical assistance and encouraging member best practices.


Collaborative Members Directory

Agency Contact Information

Program Description

Alvord Unified School District

10365 Keller Avenue, Riverside, CA  92505

Ph:   951-509-5000                      

Fax:  N/A

Cell:   951-358-1682

Contact Person: Carmen Phillips,  After-School Programs

E-mail:  cphillips@alvord.k12.ca.us

Website: www.alvord.k12.ca.us



Prime Time (JR High) and HEARTS (Elementary) after school programs provide academic assistance & enrichment activities for students.  The middle schools have Prime Time. The elementary schools have HEARTS.





Anointed Vessel Productions

6700 Indiana Ave, Suite 170, Riverside, CA  92506

Ph:   951-756-9162   

Fax:  N/A

Contact Person: Patricia Franks-Executive Director

Email: production@anointedvessel.org OR anointedvesselproductions@gmail.com 

Website:   www.anointedvessel.org



Providing community outreach to underserved families, alternative education and job readiness development programs to youth and young adults through the performing arts.

“…Educating our Community through the Experience of Arts and Culture…”    


Arbor Win Center (Youth Opportunity Center)

45-570 Grace Street, Suite 1, Indio,  92201

Ph:  760-775-2887

Fax: 760-775-1388

Contact Persons:  Rosa Penaloza, Program Director

Flo Lopez:  Flopez@rescare.com

Jesse Vela: jesse.vela@rescare.com

Website:    www.rivcowib.org



The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) serve youth ages 16 to 21.  The mission of the Arbor Win Youth Opportunity Center is to help youth develop the necessary skills to succeed both educationally and professionally.


Hours: M – F: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm



Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert

42-600 Cook St. #110, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Ph:    760-568-3977           

Fax:  760-568-2282

Contact Person:  Judy Tobin May, Executive Director

Website:  www.bbbsdesert.org



Vision:   Provide a mentor for every child who needs or wants a mentor. Ages 6 - 14. 1-to-1 mentoring program for children in the Coachella Valley. Non-profit. Literacy. Tutoring. Profit Life Styles. Sports.



Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire

Contact Person: Jennifer O'Farrell, Executive Director

8880 Benson Avenue #112, · Montclair, CA 91763
Tel: 909.763.5956  

Fax: 909.303.2680

E-mail: jofarrell@bigbroie.org

Website: www.BigBroIE.org


Providing at-risk children and youth with a one-to-one professionally supported mentoring friendship to youth that want a mentor.  Youth and mentor commit to meeting 2-4 times a month for a minimum of 1 year.  

Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley/Desert Hot Springs/ Indio/La Quinta/Mecca/Coachella

42-600 Cook Street, Suite 120. Palm Desert, CA  92211

Contact Person:  Quinton Egson

Email:  qegson@bgcofcv.org

Ph:  (760) 836-1160           

Fax:  (760) 776-9111

Website:  www.bgcofcv.org



Promote self-esteem & life skills.  Gang Prevention.  Youth from 7-18 years receive mentoring and tutoring.  Arts & Crafts & offer computer lab training.  Recruit Volunteers to assist.  Working wonders-provide HIV testing once a week (Thursdays).





CAP Riverside ~ Pre-Apprenticeship Program

2038 Iowa Avenue, Suite B-102, Riverside, CA  92507

Ph:  951-955-6463

Fax:  951-955-1399

Contact Person:  Alida Plascencia, Youth Program Manager

E-mail:   ALPlasce@capriverside.org

Website:  www.rcmentor.org



Workplace mentoring program that matches high school juniors and seniors with small businesses in their community.  Youth are encouraged to save $100; monies will be matched by CAP Riverside and the employer, up to $100, upon successful completion of 520 hours of workplace experience.



CAP Riverside ~ Project L.E.A.D.

2038 Iowa Avenue, Suite B-102, Riverside, CA  92507

Ph:  951-955-6463

Fax:  951-955-1399

Contact Person:  Alida Plascencia, Youth Program Manager

E-mail:   ALPlasce@capriverside.org

Website:  www.rcmentor.org

Project L.E.A.D (Linking Education, Advocacy and Development), trains mentors/tutors to assist middle school students enrolled in after-school programs it’s a collaboration between Riverside Unified School District, Alvord Unified School District and Parks and Recreation Community Centers.  Mentors/tutors provide cross-generational mentoring and tutoring through character development activities such as recreation, crafts, art, computers and academic course work.

Members receive:

  • Stipend 
  • 50 hours on-going training
  • Support 350 hours of program direct service
  • Project LEAD members have the opportunity to apply for a match savings incentive at the successful completion of their program term. Details will be discussed at pre-orientation meeting.

Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth & Families

4164 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA  92506

Ph: 951-683-5193

Fax: 951-683-6019

Contact Person: Melody Amaral, CEO         

Contact Person: Lisa Marie Dryan, LCSW

Email: ldryan@wyliecenter.org

Website: www.wyliecenter.org



The Wylie Youth Service Center is a counseling agency for youth and families that address issues of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, school problems, grief counseling and other family related issues.  Help is also available in individual/family counseling, school-based programs, parenting, childcare center, gang violence prevention, and park and recreation services.  In-home mental health treatment services for children ages 3-5.


City of Riverside Youth Opportunity Center

2060 University Ave, Riverside, CA  92507

Mailing Address: 3963 Chestnut Street, Riverside 92501

Ph: 951-826-2272             

Fax:     951-715-3533

Contact Person: Socorro Huerta

Email:     shuerta@riversideca.gov

Website: www.riversideca.gov/yoc



The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) will serve as a one-stop shop where those ages 14 to 22 can get job training, help with resumes, learn interviewing skills and find out about job opportunities.  Other programs at the center include individual and family counseling, assistance with applying for college, anger management coursed, a GED program, tutoring, arts and science activities, a fitness/nutrition program, movie nights, dances, art shows and much more.


Community Access Center

6848 Magnolia Ave #150, Riverside, CA  92506

Ph:  951-274-0358

Fax:  951-274-0833

Contact Person:  Paul Van Doren

Email:  execdir@ilcac.org              

Website:  www.ilcac.org



Independent Living Center, Community resource, advocate, & educator disabilities.





Community Connect

2060 University Avenue, Suite 212
Riverside, CA 92507
Ph: (951) 329-4731
Fax: (951) 686-7417
Website: www.connectriverside.org
Contact: Leticia Placensia




Teen Education Mentoring Program Options (TEMPO)
Provides Alternative sentencing program for court ordered youth.  Youth who are not court ordered may also enroll.  Program consists of 4-5 classes including drug and alcohol prevention education, morgue tour, enrollment at Youth Opportunity Center, counseling debriefing, and other activities aimed at helping youth make positive life choices.


Empower Youth (Youth Opportunity Center)

930 N. State St., Hemet, CA  92543

Ph: 951-765-0917 or 951-765-6955

Fax:  N/A     

Executive Director: Rodney Walker

E-mail:  rod@cflckids.org

Contact Person: Krystal Williams, Youth Job Training Specialist

E-mail:  kwilliams.cflc@yahoo.com

Website: www.cflckids.org



A California Family Life Center, serving youth ages 14 to 22 in the areas of Hemet, San Jacinto, Quail Valley, Banning and Beaumont.   Providing education, tutoring and training programs. Preparation for a High School diploma or GED.  Training programs in workforce preparation, life skills, job skills, and career development.  


Hours: M-Sa: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Esperanza Youth & Family Center

1536 7th Street, Coachella 92236

Ph:  760-398-0711

Fax:  760-398-3280

Contact Person:  Vivian Perez, Director  

E-mail: eyfc@aol.com

Website:  N/A



The Esperanza Youth and Family Center, Inc. provide programs and services which are educational, supportive, and recreational in nature, and which assist the youth and families of the Coachella Valley. These programs and services are designed to address the on-going evolution of social issues which weaken and threaten the well-being of our youth, their families, and the communities.


Family Service Association

21250 Box Springs Road, Suite 212

Moreno Valley, CA  92557

Contact Person:  Veronica Dover

Email: vdover@familyservicerivca.org

Ph:  (951) 686-1096           

Fax:  (951) 276-9542

Website:  www.fsaca.org





Private non-profit organization.  Provide a diversity of high quality human services to residents of all ages, cultures, denominations and socio-economic status. Child Development Center provides stimulating and enriching environment for children ages 3 months-12 years.  Provide both low and no cost care for families who qualify. A developmental approach to Early Childhood Education.  After school programming. Provide a well-balanced program rich with opportunities and encourage strong parental participation.

Girls Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

1751 Plum Lane, Redlands, CA  92374

Ph:   800-400-GIRL / 909-307-6555 / 909-732-9323

Fax: 909-307-6526

Contact Person:  Noe Guzman, Community Director

Email:     nguzman@gssgc.org

Website:     www.gssgc.org




Girl Scouts warmly welcomes all girls ages 5-17 regardless of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, physical ability or socioeconomic status. 


Girls Scouts are making a difference in the lives of girls!  The Girl Scout Program helps to build community capital and allow girls to “Challenge and Change” the world around them.

Global Education Systems Alliance

P.O. Box 989, Sun City, CA  92586

Ph:  951-301-0605          

Fax:  951-301-0606

Contact Person: William Prouty / Director

E-mail: wprouty@aol.com

Website:  www.gewdc.org





VISION: “Develop and support partnerships among business, economic development, education, community & government organizations to strengthen regional economy through dramatic improvements in operations, education and training.” Focus on building a unique workforce skills development and certification system that links secondary and post-secondary education with industry to prepare current employees and trainees.

Healthy Family Clinic, JFK Foundation - Ophelia Project

73-555 San Gorgonio Way,  Palm Desert, CA  92260

Ph:  760-776-1600 Ex: 108

Fax:  760-776-4500

Contact Person: Anne Coleman

E-mail:  acoleman@jfkfoundation.org               

Website:  www.jfkfoundation.org 



Successful women serve as volunteers in a group mentoring program with young adolescent girls who desire to go to college. Addressing issues young women face and provide educational and skill-building opportunities aimed at increasing self-esteem, enhancing coping skills, identifying career/educational opportunities and building community awareness.


K.E.R.U. Radio Station

137 N. Broadway

Blythe, CA  92225

Contact Person:  Rigoberto Garnica, Director

Email:  J72ERU@aol.com

Ph:  (760) 922-2582           

Fax:  (760) 921-3261



Pre-Apprenticeship program participant.  Educational Radio Station.

Moreno Valley Unified School District

Valley View High School
Program: Allied Health Academy
Address: 13135 Nason Street Moreno Valley 92555
Contact Person: Kari Martin
Title: Health Academy Director
Ph: 951-571-4850 x 34312
Email: kmartin@mvusd.net
Fax: 951-571-4855
Website: www.mvusd.k12.ca.us





The Allied Health Academy is designed for students to enter in grade 10, and then follow our pathway through grade 12.  The Valley View High School Allied Health Academy is a funded California Partnership Academy, first funded in 1999.  The Academy is designed to target students who are at-risk, as classified by their grades, attendance, motivation, or socioeconomic status who are interested in a career in the health field. The goals of the program are threefold: immediate employment in a health care field, continuing education for state certification or license, and a strong college preparatory background.

Moreno Valley Youth Opportunity Center

22635 Alessandro Blvd. Suite C, Moreno Valley, 92553

Ph:   951-653-1311                 

Fax:   951-653-0933 

Director:  Rosa Penaloza         

Email:  rosa.penaloza@rescare.com

Operation Specialist: Jenica Paleo   

Email: jenica.paleo@rescare.com

Website:   www.rivcojobs.com









Mission: To help youth develop skills and abilities required to succeed in life.

Arbor Education and Training is a leading provider of workforce development services to youth, employers, and communities nationwide.  Arbor Education and Training operates the Moreno Valley Youth Opportunity Center by providing quality services to at-risk youth ages 16 – 21.  Our services delivery models redesigned to meet workforce Investment (WIA) performance and measures and are customized in response to meet the needs of the youth by encouragement and motivation.


Hours: Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Oasis Perris Youth Opportunity Center

351 Wilkerson Ave., Suite F, Perris, CA 92570

Ph:    951-657-7105           

Fax:    951-657-7196

Director:   Rosa Penaloza

Website: www.rivcojobs.com










Mission: To help youth develop skills and abilities required to succeed in life.


Arbor Education and Training is a leading provider of workforce development services to youth, employers, and communities nationwide.  Arbor Education and Training operates the Oasis Perris Youth Opportunity Center by providing quality services to at-risk youth ages 16 – 21.  Our services delivery models redesigned to meet workforce Investment (WIA) performance and measures and are customized in response to meet the needs of the youth by encouragement and motivation

Olive Crest Mentoring Program

555 Technology Court, Riverside, CA 92507

Ph:     951-686-8500

Fax:   951-686-8565

Contact Person:  David Harper

Email:  david-harper@olivecrest.org

Website:  www.olivecrest.org



Mission:  Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children & to preserving the family. Serving at-rich families children birth to 18. Providing safe homes & loving families for abused and neglected children. Educating youth through specialized schooling and vocational training. Healing wounds with individual, group, and family counseling.


Operation SafeHouse
Address: 9685 Hayes Street Riverside, CA 92503
Director: Kathy MaCadera

Contact Person: Dana Darby
Ph: 951-351-4418 x 32
Email: ddarby@operationsafehouse.org

Contact Person: Fonda McGensy 

Ph: 951-351-4418 x 25

Email: fmcgensy@operationsafehouse.org
Fax: 951-351-4265
Website: www.operationsafehouse.org



Operation SafeHouse, with community support, provides Emergency Shelter, Intervention and Outreach Services for Youth in Crisis


Other programs include:

Cup of Happy and depression treatment

Street Outreach and SafePlace

Counseling Center

Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force

Transitional Living



Path of Life Ministries

23701 Meyer Drive, Riverside, CA 92518

Ph: 951-697-4195

Contact Person for general questions: Leonard Jarman

Email: ljarman@thepathoflife.com

Website: www.thepathoflife.com






Path of Life Ministries addresses significant barriers of dysfunction with people in crisis including children and families. Families are met first at their place of largest need with food, shelter and stabilization services; the rescue point. Next, the process of restoring and rebuilding begins through compassionate case management, housing, health care services, community resources and wrap around services that are provided to promote self-sufficiency and family restoration

Planet Youth (Youth Opportunity Center)

400 W. Graham, Lake Elsinore, CA  92530

Ph:  951-471-8415                        

Fax:  N/A       

Contact Person:  Michael Ramsey, Program Coordinator

E-mail:  michaelrcflc@gmail.com

Website:  www.cflckids.org





The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) serve youth ages 16 to 21.  Education & training program to maintain & receive a High School diploma. Train in youth in workforce preparation, life skills, job skills, and career development. Provide Activities for all youth.


Hours: M, F: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tu, W, Th: 8:00 am-7:00 pm

Sat: Hours vary each month

Riverside County Child Care Consortium

21250 Box Springs Road, Suite 111

Moreno Valley, CA  92557

Contact Person:  Deborah Clark-Crews, Executive Director

Email:  dclark-crews@riversidechildcare.org

Ph:  (951) 778-5003       

Fax:  (951) 248-9293

Website:  www.riversidechildcare.org



Non-profit organization dedicated to high quality affordable and accessible child care programs.






Riverside County Probation Department
Program: Youth Accountability Board
Indio (760) 863-8216 or toll-free (888) 374-1235

Riverside (951) 955-5400 or toll-free (800) 599-9973

Southwest (951) 304-5400 or toll-free (877) 442-9390

Juvenile Division (951) 358-4140


Email questions or comments to:







In 1996, the County of Riverside opened three school-based, delinquency prevention programs designed to address youth and their families. The Youth Accountability Team includes a deputy probation officer for supervision and case management; a deputy district attorney to address the legal ramifications of delinquency; outreach workers for counseling, group intervention, and referrals to other agencies; school site officials to address the youth’s educational needs and progress; and representatives from local law enforcement agencies. These programs are governed by the Riverside County Probation Department and funded under the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act

Riverside Unified School District

3380 Fourteenth Street, Riverside, CA  92501

Ph:  951-788-7135 ext 80707

Fax:  951-683-4990

Contact Person:  Janet Downey, Instruction Services Specialist for After-School Programs

Email:   jdowney@rusd.k12.ca.us

Website:  www.rusd.k12.ca.us/ourcurriculum



Prime Time (JR High) and HEARTS (Elementary) after school programs provide academic assistance & enrichment activities for students. All six RUSD middle schools have Prime Time. Eight RUSD elementary schools have HEARTS.





Rubidoux Youth Opportunity Center

5656 Mission Blvd, Riverside, CA  92509

Ph:  951-683-9622                    

Fax:  N/A 

Contact Person:  Jeremy May, Program Coordinator

Email:  jmay@cflckids.org

Website:  www.cflckids.org 




The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) serve youth ages 14 to 22.  Education & training program to maintain & receive a High School diploma. Train in youth in workforce preparation, life skills, job skills, and career development. Provide Activities for all youth.


Hours: M-Th: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

F: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Smooth Transition, Inc.

6700 Indiana Ave, Suite 170, Riverside, CA  92506

Ph:   951-263-9392

Fax:  951-742-7103

Contact Person: Robin Goins, CEO

Email:   robinrgoins@yahoo.com

Website: www.smoothtransitioninc.com    







MISSION:  Smooth Transition, Inc. is a resource for foster care teens at risk in the Inland Empire and surrounding areas working toward providing life skills development, educational and vocational training and mentorship.  Our purpose is to assess, train, guide and direct at risk teens on a path to healthy and productive lives by providing a smooth transition through the process from high school and the foster care system into the general population.  Through our donations from sponsors, educators and organizations Smooth Transitions, Inc. is building a strong network to serve the community and improve the lives of forgotten and lost youth.

Smooth Transitions, Culinary Tech Arts

19310 Jessie Lane, Riverside 92508**

Ph: 951-263-9392   

Fax: 951-263-9469

Contact Person:   Chelsea Goins 

Email:   cbgoins85@gmail.com

Website:   www.smoothtransitioninc.com


**Note: They are located in the Vecino Building





A 6 month comprehensive Culinary Tech Arts program introduces students to the Hospitality Technology Industry. During the program students will learn kitchen sanitation and safety as well as the many culinary cuisines and skills necessary for culinary a culinary career.  72 hours of internship hours is also required, which will also give them work experience to take into any restaurant job with personal references and a resume. This is a WASC accredited program, and upon graduation all students will receive an accredited vocational certification of completion, leading to self-sufficiency and independent productive citizens.

Volunteers of America
Program: Early Head Start
Address: 720 South 'E' Street San Bernardino 92408
Contact Person: Sylvia Greenberg
Title: Program Director
Ph:: 909-888-4577
Email: sgreenberg@voa-swcal.org
Fax: 909-885-2636
Website:  www.voa.org



Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 119 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most under-served.


Provides Education and Social Development programs for young children

UECC AmeriCorps
Address: 900 University Ave

1228 Student Services Bldg , Riverside, 92521
Contact Person: Christine Morgando
Title: Project Director
Ph: 951-827-2514
Email: uecc@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-4762
Website: www.uecc.ucr.edu







The University Eastside Community Collaborative AmeriCorps program is a partnership between the City of Riverside, Riverside Unified School District, and the University of California, Riverside that provides academic assistance both during and after school. We enroll 80 AmeriCorps members each year to serve approximately 800 youth residing in Riverside’s University and Eastside neighborhoods. Program services are designed to increase academic achievement among students identified as needing additional assistance in Math and/or Language Arts. Members also regularly partner with local government and nonprofit agencies to develop service projects aimed at increasing volunteerism from within the community

University of California, Riverside
Program: Honors Program
Address: 900 University Avenue

2316 Olmsted hall, Riverside 92521
Contact Person: Jane Kim
Title: Director of Student Affairs
Ph: 951-827-5323
Email: jane.kim@ucr.edu or honors@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-5320
Website: www.honors.ucr.edu



University Honors is a selective program that embraces the principles of scholarship consistent with the role of an outstanding research university. Our pillars of excellence promote creativity and innovation, celebrate diversity and global citizenship, and cultivate a culture of contribution. Honors students receive a number of benefits including Honors advising, extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, engagement with faculty, smaller classes, and preparation for scholarships, graduate, and professional schools.