EOPS & CARE
“The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. Today there are no known survivors of the Awaswas Nation. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands to honor the Awaswas and heal from historical trauma.”
Amah Mutsun (Aaa-Ma) (Moot-sun)
What is EOPS?
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services is a state-funded effort designed to provide financial, counseling and academic support services for full-time Cabrillo students who are disproportionately impacted by structural inequalities.
The EOPS program's mission is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students who benefit from high touch services and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic, personal and career counseling, financial resources and other support services that go "over and above" the traditional services offered on college campuses.
The Story Behind the Nickel and the Nail
The story goes that a young man, years ago in the deep South, walking down a long, unpaved, dusty road to visit his lady friend, was all too aware that he had but a nickel in his pocket and that his self-esteem would be questioned if he were unable to indicate that he was a man of means. Noticing two gnarled horseshoe nails lying by the side of the road, he picked them up and put them in his pocket. As he jingled these ferrous objects together with his meager fortune, he walked a little bit straighter and with a little more pride and dignity.
Similarly, the Extended Opportunity Program endeavors to enhance self-esteem, foster pride and dignity, and motivate those whom the program serves, enabling them to more effectively define and pursue career goals. It is important that they too have "something to jingle".
Further, the nails are twisted into a puzzle, suggesting that the complete enigma has still yet to be unraveled for helping those who, through societal circumstances, have been limited in successfully meeting their educational challenge.
priority registration for classes
text book purchase/loan assistance
monetary grants to qualifying students
How can I qualify?
qualify for the California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG)
be enrolled full-time (12 or as determined by ASC)
have less than 70 degree applicable units in any combination of post secondary higher education institutions
being disproportionately impacted by structural inequalities
What is CARE?
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education is a program which represents a cooperative effort involving Cabrillo College, CalWORKs and the California Employment Development Department. CARE assists in linking education, job training and supportive services for single parents.
academic, vocational and personal counseling
academic, transfer and parenting workshops
textbook purchase assistance
How can I qualify?
- be eligible for EOPS
- over the age of 18 and single head of household
- you our your children recipients of CalWORKs cash aid
- have a vocational or academic objective