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 student parents, 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.