CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) is a state funded program (cash aid) that provides support to low-income individuals with dependent children who are receiving county assistance. CalWORKs is lifting families out of poverty through education. To get started, contact our CalWORKs Program Coordinator.
CalWORKs Work Study is a great way to earn extra income while still in school and gain valuable work experience. CalWORKs Work Study Students can work on- or off-campus. To get started meet with the CalWORKs Job Developer at Cabrillo who will walk you through the easy orientation process and explore your employment options with you. Please note that students must be enrolled in the Cabrillo CalWORKs program in order to qualify for CalWORKs Work Study which is one of two "work study" programs at Cabrillo College. Check with Financial Aid for information about Federal Work Study if you are not a CalWORKs student. CalWORKs Work Study Interest Form
Students with dependent children currently receiving CalWORKs cash aid from their county of residence. See BenefitsCal to see if you are eligible and to apply.
Assistance completing college and financial aid applications
Specialized academic counseling
Priority registration for classes
Vouchers for registration (paid for by CalWORKs funds for qualified participants)
Advanced Standard Payment for books, supplies and materials (paid for by CalWORKs funds for qualified participants)
Liaison with CalWORKs Employment Training Specialist (ETS)/case manager
Computer access and dedicated study area
On-campus, free printing
Referrals to on campus and community services
CalWORKs Work Study
Resume and interview assistance
Job placement services