CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids)

CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) at College of Alameda is a counseling program that supports student parents who have a CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work (WTW) plan from County Social Services. We are committed to help student parents achieve self-sufficiency through education and training, and find fulfilling employment and academic success.

Our Mission: At College of Alameda CalWORKs, we are committed to provide support for all CalWORKs student parents who are pursing education as a way to provide for their families and themselves.

How does a student become part of calWORKS?

To participate in CalWORKs, a student must be a parent of eligible minor(s), have an active CalWORKs through County Social Services, and be enrolled at College of Alameda.

If you are not currently participating in CalWORKs but you would like to see if you’re eligible, apply online using Benefits Cal or through one of these Alameda County Office Locations.

What are the benefits of participating in calworks?

CalWORKS at Social Services offer supportive services for student attending college with:

    • Transportation funds
    • Access to affordable childcare and funds
    • Ancillary funds to purchase required books, materials, and supplies for college classes
    • Referrals to resources to obtain housing and other vital supportive services

CalWORKs at College of Alameda offer supportive services for students at COA with:

    • Academic counseling
    • Work study opportunities
    • Priority enrollment for classes
    • Transfer application fee waivers
    • Workshops aimed to support student parents

our contacts

Marissa Nakano, EOPS/Care/CalWORKs

P: 510-748-2260
L: Building A-111


P: (510) 748-2258
L: Building A-111