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Compton College will be a telecommuting campus until further notice.
Alternative academic instruction will continue through Winter 2021.
During this time campus will be closed. However, we will still be assisting students online.


Join the CalWORKs program today and have all of your required books, fees, and supplies paid for!

Services Eligibility
  • Priority registration                                                  
  • Work study opportunities
  • Academic counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Student workshops
  • And more...                                                               
  • Cash aid recipient for yourself and at least one child
  • Participant of GAIN 
  • Enrolled in credit or non-credit courses at Compton College

What is CalWORKs?

CalWORKs is the community portion of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Act, which is a welfare reform program established by Assembly Bill (AB) 1542. The program at Compton College operates as a partnership with the County of Los Angeles, local business and government agencies. Assistance is provided to eligible students so they can obtain their educational degrees and certificates while gaining work experience that leads to sustainable employment.

What We Offer

CalWORKs funds are for the purpose of assisting parents and their children who are receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and those in transition from welfare to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through coordinated student services.

On campus, these services are offered through the CalWORKs Program which helps eligible students earn degrees and certificates while gaining work experience that leads to employment.

Additional student support services include:

  • Career counseling: Assessment is available to help each student choose a career that fits personal interests and abilities.
  • Academic advisement and assistance: Educational plans are required and are developed for students on an individual basis. The plans are designed to guide the student through each semester of the training program. Tutorial and remedial support is available as needed on campus.
  • Work Activity Referral: The CalWORKs Work Study Program assists participants in complying with their weekly GAIN mandated time requirement and leads to proper preparation for their career.

In addition to scheduled class hours, students should include in their weekly schedule the time necessary to study and prepare for classes. Each student is expected to spend two hours per week in study and preparation for each class hour for lecture courses. 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00AM - 6:30PM 8:00AM - 6:30PM 8:00AM - 6:30PM 8:00AM - 6:30PM Closed

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM 8:00AM - 4:30PM 8:00AM - 6:30PM 8:00AM - 4:30PM 8:00AM - 12:00PM


Office Will Be Closed As Listed Below:

Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Labor Day Holiday
Monday, September 7, 2020
Veterans Day Holiday
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
November 26-November 29, 2020
Christmas & New Year's Holiday
Thursday-Friday. December 24, 2020- January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King Holiday
Monday, January 18, 2021
Lincoln's Day & Washington's Holiday
Friday-Monday,  February 12-15, 2021
Local Holiday
Friday, April 16, 2021
Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 31, 2021


CalWORKs Staff:

Contact (310) 900-1600  Email 
CalWORKs Main Line & Front Desk Ext.  2072 calworks@compton.edu
Dr. Michelle M. Garcia, Director of CalWORKs/TANF/GAIN (562) 600-0409 mgarcia22@compton.edu
Citlali Gonzales, Guided Pathways Counselor (424) 242-8747 cgonzales@compton.edu
Bernice Gonzales, Adjunct Counselor  (657) 204-5758 bgonzalez1@compton.edu
Aura Weber, Program Specialist (657) 204-5725  aweber@compton.edu
Libbyer Martinez, Student Services Advisor (714) 759-2109  lmartinez@compton.edu
Ernest Argel, Program Technician (657) 204-5758  elargel@compton.edu
Latanya Nevens, Lead Program Ambassador (422) 240-9087  lnevens@compton.edu
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