The CalWORKs Program at City College of San Francisco supports students who are currently on or in transition off of cash aid/welfare. We provide coordinated services to eligible students to help them achieve long-term self-sufficiency. You are welcome to contact us with any questions. 

We Serve 4 Student Groups:

1. County Referred CalWORKs (Non-Sip)

2. Self Referred CalWORKS/Self-Initiated Program (SIP)

3. Post-Employment Participents

4. Cal-Learn Participants


County Referred CalWORKs Participants (Non SIP)

CalWORKs students who are currently receiving TANF cash aid, and referred to the college as part of their or are in the process of developing, a welfare-to-work plan.

Self-Initiated Participants (SIP)

Self-Initiated Program (SIP) participants are TANF recipients who enrolled in a community college prior to receiving an appraisal by the county welfare department;this status must be confirmed by the county welfare department. The law allows SIPs fargreater flexibility in achieving their educational goals.

Post-Employment Students

Post Employment students are former welfare recipients who left TANF cash aid within the past two years, are employed and need assistance in the areas of upgrading skills, job retention, and job advancement.

Cal-Learn Participants

Cal-Learn students are TANF recipients who are participating in a program for teens under 19 years of age who are pregnant or parenting and have not completed their high school education.