CalWORKS

WHAT IS CALWORKS?


The California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program at Reedley College is designed to help recipients who receive cash aid from the Counties of Fresno, Madera, and Tulare earn vocational skills and reach your education goals to help you become gainfully employed and financially self-sufficient.
If you receive cash aid from a county welfare department, have children, and are enrolled in college or want to sign up for college, you can participate in the CalWORKs Program at Reedley College or at Clovis, Madera, or Oakhurst Centers.

If you attend Reedley College while receiving aid, you may be eligible for:

  • Academic, Career, & Personal Counseling
  • Assistance with purchasing Textbooks & Supplies
  • Assistance Child Care & Transportation: - there are also options for public transportation to the RC campus from Kingsburg, Selma, Fowler, Parlier, Sanger, and Dinuba.
  • Financial Aid
  • Job Placement
  • Job Training Programs
  • LifeSkills Courses in Life Strategies for Success,  Financial Literacy (Practical Money Skills for Life), & Healthy Parenting/Family Relationships
  • Priority Registration  
  • Referrals to on/off campus Support Services
  • Work Study (earn while you learn through paid on-campus jobs!)

We can help you with child care

Finally, you can go to school and not worry about child care.  While you attend classes and educational activities, you may be able to leave your infant or toddler on campus with the Reedley College Child Development Center.  You'll get priority acceptance for enrollment. 

We can help you put extra money in your pocket

Our Work Study program will help you find a job on campus.  You'll gain valuable job skills, earn references, and get a paycheck in addition to your regular cash aid grant.  This is a great way to make extra money while you're on aid.  You may also be eligible for additional cash grants through financial aid.

Enroll in one of the following programs that can lead directly to employment:

Major

Accounting

 

Child Development

  • Associate Teacher
  • Child Development
  • Family Child Care
  • Infant—Toddler Teacher

Computer Design

Health Careers

  • Dental Assistant
  • Heath Care Interpreter
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant Training

Automotive Technician

Information Systems

Business

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services
  • Managerial Assistant
  • Small Business Management  

Manufacturing

  • Machinist
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal Working
  • Welding

Criminology

  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement

Office Technology

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Receptionis

How do I get started?

Give us a call at 559.637.2504 to join the CalWORKs program at Reedley College, or have your Job Specialist, Case Manager, or Self-Sufficiency Counselor refer you to our program!

Reedley College CalWORKS Staff/Office Location

We are here to support your success and reach your educational goals so that you can become gainfully employed and financially self-sufficient:

CalWORKs Coordinator      

Eve Castellanos


CalWORKs Counselors     

Gloria De La Cruz-Pulido

Blanca Rivera

Kathy Rudy

Office Assistant III                

Julie Davidson


The Reedley College CalWORKs Office is located in the Center for Student Success 2 (CSS2) on the Reedley College Campus.

Reedley College CalWORKS Collaborative Partners

The Reedley College CalWORKs Program is funded through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.  We also proudly partner with the County of Fresno Department of Social Services (DSS), the County of Madera Department of Social Services (DSS), and the County of Tulare Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

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