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CalWORKs Program

The CalWORKs Program provides educational support and resources to help students obtain the skills needed to be placed in and retain family supporting employment. Students currently served are: CalWORKs participants and students receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) cash aid.

Supportive services include:

  • Academic and career counseling
  • Priority registration
  • Book vouchers
  • Child care support
  • Job readiness skills

Counseling services include assistance with welfare-to-work plans, education plans and 20, 30 or 35 hour weekly schedules. We provide coordinated referrals to both on-campus and community resources such as: Catholic Charities, VTA Outreach and the Santa Clara County Family Stabilization Program. In addition, CalWORKs offers on-campus work study positions in collaboration with other departments.

Mission Cares

Mission offers a number of services for students in need, see our Mission Cares page for details.

By using CalWORKs services I will:

  • Determine an educational goal and outline an educational plan
  • Demonstrate job readiness skills through on-campus or off-campus employment (for county referred non-SIP students)
  • Successfully complete the program as defined by the Santa Clara County Department of Social Services

Thank you for visiting CalWORKs!