California Community College CalWORKs Honorees
Each year the California Community College CalWORKs Association honors students through a publication entitled the CalWORKs Portraits of Student Success. The California Community College CalWORKs Association Mission is as follows, " We are a volunteer-run, 501c3 organization recognized as the foremost collective voice for the promotion of education as a vehicle to self-sufficiency for CalWORKs students. We offer education and leadership, foster statewide collaboration and professional growth, and keep our members informed of policy developments." The Portraits of Student Success publication aims to highlight CalWORKs Students as they overcome life's challenges.
The following College of the Redwoods student's are being recognized in the 2016-2017 publication:
* 2017 Portraits of Student Success Scholarship Winner*
The following College of the Redwoods student's are being recognized in the 2015-2016 publication:
While attending the College of the Redwoods in Del Norte County, Rachel has been a stellar student where she earned a 3.5 grade point average in the fall of 2014 and a 3.7 in the spring. Rachel participates in the TRiO program where she tutors other students who may be struggling academically. Rachel plans to earn her AA degree in Business in the spring 2016, and plans to transfer to Humboldt State University. Rachel plans to earn a BA in Business with a emphasis in Finance. Caylor Cuevas, Student Academic advisor stated that, "Rachel’s tenacity to accomplish life goals is stellar, and I am confident that Rachel will obtain self-sufficiency through her hard work and diligence. I am so delighted that she is being honored. "
Kayla has faced many life challenges including housing instability, a separation from her daughter's father, and relocating across the state. Kayla has a love for life and it shows in her ability to remain positive regardless of the circumstances. Currently Kayla is working at the Child Development Center, and plans to major in Early Childhood Development. Kayla has a true love of learning and states that, "College has been a gem in my life, and the support of the CalWORKs program has helped me reach my goals during this challenging time. It is allowing me to nurture my passion for learning and is giving my life a whole new meaning. I feel that I am blossoming as a person, a student, and, most importantly, a mother. I am showing my daughter that anything is possible no matter what the challenge."
Samantha is a single parent, an honors program student, and senior tutor at our writing center. In addition to her very busy school and work schedule, Samantha volunteers additional time “off the clock” as a tutor of her peers. She is committed to serving others and is a great addition to College of the Redwoods. Although Samantha is a mother and a worker, she still manages to find time to maintain an impressive 3.65 grade point average!