The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program at Evergreen Valley College encourages personal development through education. CalWORKs is the welfare program in the state of California, which assists parents by providing cash aid and resources to assist them with being successful in college and beyond. CalWORKs is committed to helping individuals receive an education that will provide employment opportunities through short-term certiﬁcates, as well as Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees. The goal of the CalWORKs Program at EVC is to promote economic self-sufﬁciency for the entire family through education. The CalWORKs Program partners with the County of Santa Clara to provide services and support.
Through the CalWORKs Work/Study Program, we have a limited number of jobs on and off campus to assist students in gaining hands-on experience during their education at the college. Each student can request to meet with the Community Engagement Specialist to assess their career goals and determine what kind of workplace experience would be most beneﬁcial to them. As part of our program, we offer cover letter preparation, interview techniques, workplace behavior, and managing work and home responsibilities.
To support CalWORKs students in their studies, the program provides a dedicated EVC CalWORKs Program Director, Educational Counselor, Community Engagement Specialist, and Program Assistant.
The Community Engagement Specialist and Program Assistant who work together to make each student’s school to work transition a rewarding experience. Through funding from the County of Santa Clara, students receive: childcare support services, transportation, books, supplies, and other school-related expenses. This program also links with EOP&S/CARE, DSP, Equity Plus, Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, Tutoring, and many other campus related services. Additionally, we provide links to many county and community resources to assist students with different kinds of needs such as: housing, counseling, childcare, and Second Harvest monthly food distribution.
The CalWORKs Ofﬁce is located in room SC-204. For more information call (408) 274-7900 ext. 6509, or visit our website at http://www.evc.edu/current-students/support-programs/calworks. Ofﬁce hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am - 12pm and 1pm – 5:00pm and Friday 8:30am -12pm and 1pm-3pm.