The California Community Colleges CalWORKs Program is a state mandated and funded program that assists current cash aid eligible parents.
CalWORKs Program at Saddleback College is partnered with Orange County Social Services and other community agencies to support students achieve their academic goals. The mission of the CalWORKs program at Saddleback College is to support and guide CalWORKs student-parents to achieve their goal of family self-sufficiency. We do this by providing student-parents with the tools needed to successfully navigate the community college system. (See below for services provided.)
Students will meet with CalWORKs counselor at Saddleback College to discuss student’s responsibilities and deadlines. This takes place after you are provided 4105 referral from your case manager.
CalWORKs students are eligible for priority registration as long as requirements are met. (Please meet with CalWORKs counselor for more information.)
CalWORKs Counselors will work with students to ensure support is provided
Assistance Obtaining books and supplies
CalWORKs Counselors will meet with students and complete request for books and supplies.
CalWORKs Work-study opportunities
Qualifying students will have the opportunity to gain experience and get paid.
Resume building and Interview Skills
CalWORKs Counselors prepare student with building resume and through mock interviews
CalWORKs counselors work with student in completed a long term education plan
Personal Growth Workshops
Monthly Workshops facilitated by CalWORKs counselors and Professionals in the Community
CalWORKs counselors inform students of upcoming Scholarships and assist with application completion
- Referrals to community agencies for legal, personal counseling, domestic violence and social services
CalWORKs counselors advocate for County, child care, and college-related concerns