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Parents can be college students too! California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a federally mandated program designed to assist parents receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) to meet their educational goals. The program provides significant financial, academic and basic needs support:

  • Services Offered
• Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling
• Priority Registration
• Paid Work-Study Jobs On-Campus
• School Supplies
• Help with Transportation Costs
• Financial Aid Support
• Educational Planning 
• Community and Campus Resource Referrals
• Employment Skills Workshops
• Support for Childcare Expenses for Class, Study Time (limited)
  • Who is Eligible?

• Any student who is currently receiving the adult portion of cash aid (CalWORKs/TANF)

• Students in good academic standing

• Any student who has or is developing a Welfare-to-Work Plan with the Department of Human Services

  • How to Apply

Step 1: Contact LTCC CalWORKs program assistant Julie-Ann Gilland by email at, or through our online portal for virtual support, Cranium Cafe. She will explain the application process for our CalWORKs program as well as other LTCC student support programs you may be interested in. Fill out the online Program Application for consideration.  

Step 2: Schedule a virtual or phone counseling appointment/CalWORKs intake meeting with LTCC Counselor Sasha Davila by using Cranium Cafe, or send an email to

Step 3: Provide verification of your current CalWORKS/TANF eligibility from the county. This verification is typically referred to as a Passport to Services or referral letter from the Department of Human Services.


  • Sasha Davila
    Sasha Davila
    Counselor, EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs & Equity
  • Julie-Ann Gilland
    Julie-Ann Gilland
    EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Program Assistant
  • photo of Lauren Miller
    Lauren Miller
    Financial Aid/EOPS Assistant
  • photo of America Ramirez
    América RamÍrez
    Financial Aid