CalWORKs Program

     

CalWORKs is California's plan for people on public assistance. Gavilan College is a partner in this program, which assists CalWORKs participants at the community college while they prepare for employment. The college provides education, employment training, work-study and support including child care and transportation assistance.

The goal of the program is for students to increase their wage earning power and to become economically self-sufficient. A counselor/advisor is available to work with the student to develop an educational and employment plan that addresses immediate as well as long term goals.

CalWORKs Logo

Services Provided by CalWORKs

75/25 Workstudy Program

Emergency Resources for Santa Clara County and San Benito County

Calendar of Events

EOPS/CalWORKs/CARE Staff

CalWORKs Hours and Location


Additional Information on this page:

Educational Plan

Cal Lab Study Hours

Santa Clara County Workers

San Benito County Workers

Mental Health


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Educational Plan

One of your responsabilities as a CalWORKs student is to meet with your CalWORKs counselor to develop an educational plan.

This plan will show you the classes you will take at Gavilan College each semester before receiving an AA/AS degree and/or transferring to a four year university to seek a professional degree.

Any time you decide to change your class schedule by adding or dropping a class, you must make an appointment (408-848-4740) to update your Educational Plan.


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Cal Lab Study Hours

As a CalWORKs student attending college, you may have to complete cal lab study hours as part of your welfare to work plan. These hours will be included in your TBA.

Hours can be completed in the Hollister & Morgan Hill Sites, the Computer Place, the Tutoring Center, the Writing Lab, the Math Lab, the Business Skills Lab, the Library, the Student Center, and Outside. However, You may not be logged in to Guid 558 or in any other class during Cal Lab time.

Any time you decide to change your class schedule by adding or dropping a class, you must make an appointment (408-848-4740) to update your TBA.


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Santa Clara County Workers

Name Phone # Email
Norma Cancilla (408) 846-3913 Norma.Cancilla@ssa.sccgov.org
Elvia Castro (408) 846-3977 Elvia.Castro@ssa.sccgov.org
James Guajardo (408) 846-3915 James.Guajardo@ssa.sccgov.org
Sandra Fernandez (408) 846-3974 Sandra.Fernandez@ssa.sccgov.org
Rolando Lopez (408) 846-3986 Rolando.Lopez@ssa.sccgov.org
Francine Morales (408) 846-3986 Francine.Morales@ssa.sccgov.org
Noe Montoya (408) 846-3986 Noe.Montoya@ssa.sccgov.org

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San Benito County Workers

San Benito County Website

San Benito County Main Phone Number: (831) 636-4180

Alice Gonzales
Carol Casarino
Diana Gutierrez
Karen Shurden
Kim Flores
Carlos Ramos
Pauline Garza
Susan Petree

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Mental Health

CalWORKs also provides mental health counseling services through Gardner Services.

The Gardner therapist is available at Gavilan College on Tuesdays from 9am-4pm. If you are seeking ongoing counseling and would like to be referred to the therapist, please make an appointment (408-848-4740) to meet with your CalWORKs counselor.

If you are interested in forming part of the CalWORKs program and would like to schedule an appointment for eligibility, please call us at 408-848-4740.

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Address of this Website:
http://hhh.gavilan.edu/barteaga/calworks.html
Last Updated on November 6, 2009
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