Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (C.A.R.E.)
What is C.A.R.E.?
The C.A.R.E. Program is designed to assist the single parent receiving public assistance (TANF/CalWORKs). As a single parent supporting a family with the help of TANF or CalWORKs, we realize that you may feel overwhelmed with the thought of balancing the responsibilities of an education and family needs. The C.A.R.E. Program can help qualified students balance these needs with financial assistance and extra support services.
C.A.R.E. support services include:
Financial Assistance (book vouchers, child care and merit grants.)
- Academic and vocational counseling with a C.A.R.E. counselor
- C.A.R.E. Workshops
- C.A.R.E. Newsletters
- Emergency Transportation Assistance
It is our commitment to provide C.A.R.E. students with the needed support to succeed at Golden West College. In order to help the student succeed we provide financial assistance and support services. It is our goal to help you succeed.
Qualifications for C.A.R.E.
- Be 18 years old and single, head of household status
- Be a TANF recipient
- Have at least one child (13 years old or younger)
- Be EOP/S eligible
- Be enrolled full-time at Golden West College
Eligibility requirements for EOP/S
- Be a California resident
- Be enrolled full-time when accepted into the EOP/S Program
- Have not completed more than 70 units of degree applicable credit course work in any combination of post-secondary institutions
- Qualify to receive a Board of Governor’s Grant B
- Meet established EOP/S criteria
Your Commitment to C.A.R.E.
Once you have been accepted into the C.A.R.E. Program your commitment to C.A.R.E. includes:
- Enrolling full-time at Golden West College
- Maintaining satisfactory academic progress
- Meeting with a counselor twice per semester
- Attend required C.A.R.E. activities