Join the CalWORKs program today and have all of your required books, fees, and supplies paid for!
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 three hours per week in study and preparation for each class hour for lecture courses.
|8:00AM - 6:30PM||8:00AM - 6:30PM||8:00AM - 6:30PM||8:00AM - 6:30PM||Campus Closed|
Vocational Technology Building, 1st Floor, Room 153
Office Will Be Closed As Listed Below:
|Fall 2022||Winter 2023||Spring 2023|
Labor Day Holiday
Monday, September 5, 2021
Veterans Day Holiday
Friday, November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
November 24-November 27, 2021
Christmas & New Year's Holiday
December 23, 2021- January 2, 2022
Martin Luther King Holiday
Monday, January 16, 2022
Friday, February 10, 2022
Monday, February 20, 2022
Friday, April 14, 2022
Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 29, 2022
|Contact||(310) 900-1600||Google Voice Number|
|CalWORKs Main Line & Front Desk||Ext. 2072||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Michelle Gracia, Director of CalWORKs/TANF/GAIN||Ext. 2069||(714) 759- email@example.com|
|Elizabeth Martinez, Adjunct Counselor||Ext. 2072||(657) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monica Preciado, Adjunct Counselor||Ext. 2072||(424) email@example.com|
|Kimberly Arauz, Program Specialist||Ext. 2070||(562) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Juanita Pais-Martin, Student Services Advisor||Ext. 2066||(424) email@example.com|
|Ernest Argel, Program Technician||Ext. 2067||(657) firstname.lastname@example.org|