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What is CalWORKs?

California Work Opportunities and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) is an innovative program that provides FREE workforce training, education, and childcare services for students receiving public assistance.

Participating Students Receive Assistance in Completing:
  • Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) paperwork to receive all books and supplies free of cost.
  • Childcare paperwork to receive excellent care for their child/children while in classes.
  • Financial Aid application, which will pay the tuition for classes.

In addition, the CalWORKs program offers individualized academic counseling to help students choose classes, a career, and obtain a certificate, degree, or prepare for transfer to a four-year college.

The CalWORKs staff is always prepared to assist students in completing their educational goals, resolving issues as they arise, and celebrating academic success!

Please call or come to the office to schedule counseling and tutoring appointments.

At CalWORKs, we help you make your Dreams come true, we support you to Achieve your educational and career goals, and we will go beyond the call of duty to ensure you Succeed!

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Mission Statement

The Los Angeles City College CalWORKs program will provide access to educational programs for student-parents receiving financial aid. We will help empower students to embrace their dreams, achieve their academic and career goals, and succeed in long-term economic self-sufficiency.