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CalWORKs Mission and Program Services

CalWORKs Mission:

CalWORKs is dedicated to providing services to low income parents seeking to become self sufficient through education.

What is CalWORKs:

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids – or CalWORKs, is a partnership between Fresno City College and Fresno County Employment & Temporary Assistance (E&TA). Fresno County Department of Social Services provide services to people on cash aid who qualify for the program. Eligibility is determined by Fresno County E&TA . Based upon an assessment conducted by Fresno County, individuals may be referred to Fresno City College for education and training. This will be part of the individual’s Welfare to Work (WTW2) contract with the County. By complying with this contract, participants receive cash aid, in an amount determined by Fresno County’s E&TA office.

Upon referral to the college, CalWORKs participants will attend an orientation conducted by FCC CalWORKs staff. Students will receive information about the requirements and expectations. At that time, an appointment is scheduled with a CalWORKs counselor. The counselor will assist the student with registering for school, determining a class schedule, and providing support and guidance through the academic experience. Students are required to meet with the CalWORKs counselor at least once every semester to maintain eligibility.

What services are provided to CalWORKs students?

  • New student orientations
  • Financial aid application process
  • Specialized guidance studies classes (COUN 43--Group Dynamics and COUN 49--Job Prep)
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Ongoing academic advising, counseling, and support
  • Referrals to campus and community programs/services
  • Child care, Transportation, Books and Supplies Assistance
  • Work-study – Wages received through Cal WORKs work study does not reduce a student’s cash award
Last updated: 9/2/2011 12:33:46 PM