EXTENDED OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES HOURS
Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (510) 748-2258
The College of Alameda is accepting students for EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs and NextUp. If you are interested in applying for EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs or NextUp, complete our online application, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/NextUp – Common Application and be matched with the program that best serves your needs.
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) and NextUp (formerly Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Education Support Program, CAFYES) provides above and beyond academic and career counseling that serves the vulnerable and underrepresented students at College of Alameda. Faculty and staff strive to provide culturally relevant and transformative experiences that support students’ goals and learning outcomes. We learn of the values of equity and social justice that are in direct correlation with the civil rights movement.
EOPS is a state and college funded program designed to assist students with economic, linguistic, and educational challenges to enroll and succeed in the College of Alameda. How? By offering comprehensive academic and support counseling, financial aid and an array of other services aimed at helping students reach their education and career goals.
CARE is available to EOPS students who are single parents receiving public assistance. CARE offers additional support services so students can transition from welfare dependency by securing the education, training, and marketable skills needed for self-sufficiency and upward social mobility.
But wait. There’s more. Within EOPS, we have additional programs designed for students receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) and/or are former foster youth.
CalWORKs is lifting families out of poverty through education. CalWORKs at the College of Alameda can help students receiving public assistance, TANF get access to vital services such as work study, job placement, childcare, curriculum development, skills training, and more.
NextUp offers a range of services and resources to help current and former foster youth increase their confidence and ability to become successful, college-educated individuals.