What is Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)? EOPS is a community college program that provides academic, personal, and financial support to qualified community college students whose educational and socioeconomic backgrounds might prevent them from successfully attending college.
What is Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)? CARE is an educational support assistance program, within the EOPS program at the community colleges. It is “a unique educational program geared toward the welfare recipient who desires job-relevant education to break the dependency cycle.”
How are EOPS/CARE Students Helped? EOPS/CARE provides services that are specifically designed to supplement the college’s existing support programs and to help the EOPS/CARE student complete his/her educational goal. Services that are offered include, but are not limited to: orientation, priority registration, specialized counseling, academic progress monitoring, tutoring, book services and CARE assistance grants.
(Parking Permits, Career Center Test Packets, Caps and Gowns, Gas Cards, Meal Vouchers, Educational Survival Kits, etc)
What is California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)?
CalWORKs program is designed in assisting welfare recipient students and those in transition off of welfare to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through coordinated student services offered at the community college.
How are CalWORKs Students Helped?
CalWORKs provides services to assist the students in completing the Welfare-to Work Plan, monthly reports, and fee payment requests (textbook, health fee, material, parking permit, educational supplies, etc.) as required by the county/SSA case worker. Services that are offered include, but are not limited to: specialized counseling, academic progress monitoring, priority registration, assistance in completing the college admissions application, assistance with the Financial Aid process, Work-study program, referrals to Job Development Center.