California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Children
What We Do
CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Children) is California's Welfare plan in response to Federal TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) Program. Due to the strict time limits CalWORKs/TANF participants' clocks are ticking. Time to prepare for self-sufficiency is running out! Santa Barbara City College has responded by creating a program which allows CalWORKs participants to attend the city college (main campus or adult education) for education and training. The college provides education, employment training, support services and work study opportunities to increase wage earning power and lead to self-sufficiency. Funding for child care is available as well. An advisor is available to help develop an education and employment plan that address both short-term and long-term goals. If a family is to achieve self-sufficiency increasing wage earning power through education is essential to their success.
Who is eligible?
If you receive CalWORKs/TANF and are (or would like to be) enrolled at Santa Barbara City College's main campus or Continuing Education's Schott or Wake Centers you are eligible for this program. You must receive cash aid assistance for yourself, not just your children.
What services are available?
Support services include, but are not limited to, child care, work study opportunities, peer advisement, academic and personal counseling, as well as a cooperative partnership with the Department of Social Services.
How does it work?
An advisor will meet with you to determine your eligibility and status in the program. Then together you will develop an education/employment plan to meet both short-term and long-term goals. An assessment of your needs will be made to determine what services can be met by Santa Barbara City College and what referrals are appropriate.
How can I find out more?
To find out if you are eligible and how Santa Barbara City College CalWORKs Program can help you, contact us now for an appointment. Make education a part of your family's self-sufficiency plan!
Santa Barbara City College provides education, employment training, subsidized work study, child care, as well as support services for CalWORKs/TANF participants attending Santa Barbara City College (credit program) or Continuing Education (non-credit program).
Monday and Thursday 8am-4:15pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
Student Program Advisor