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California Community Colleges CalWORKs Program

California’s Community Colleges partner with and collaborate with the state’s county-based CalWORKs program. California Community Colleges CalWORKs program (CCC CalWORKs) supplements (not supplants) existing college funds and services for CalWORKs recipients attending community colleges. Services provided by CCC CalWORKs include paid work study, case management and counseling, job development and placement, subsidized child care, curriculum development and redesign, instruction, post-employment skills training, and service coordination with county welfare departments, employers and local/regional employment entities, such as Workforce Investment Boards. The largest share of funds for the program are used for service coordination.  In the 2010-2011 school year there were 39,803 students in the CCC CalWORKs program.  The current program started in 1997.  The reports below provide an overview of the program.

California Community Colleges CalWORKs Program Overview and Update

California Community Colleges CalWORKs Program: Report to the Legislature