What is the CalWORKs Program, at College of the Redwoods?
California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a state-funded Welfare-to-Work program designed to assist parenting students, with children under the age of 18, who are receiving cash assistance (TANF), become self-sufficient.
- Students receive specialized academic advising/counseling, assistance with transportation, support with school supplies, and referrals to supportive services, all while attending college.
- Some students may be eligible for the CalWORKs Work Study program. The CalWORKs Work Study program will provide paid on-the-job training opportunities for students that is geared to their vocational goal. The CalWORKs program is designed to prepare individuals for work in order to gain financial independence and self-sufficiency.