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Our orientations occur in a group setting and provide an overview of the following key components:

  1. Eligibity Documentation and Support Services Process
  2. Academic Expectations and Progress Standards
  3. Priority Registration Requirements
  4. BOG Waiver Eligibility and Financial Aid
  5. Registration and College Fees
  6. Educational Planning and Counseling Services
  7. Campus Resources and CalWORKs Staff Overview


CalWORKs students participate in two assessments:

  1. Needs Assessment
  2. Job Readiness Assessment

Academic Counseling and Educational Planning

CalWORKs students are required to meet with a CalWORKs Counselor twice a semester to discuss academic performance and additional supportive services if needed. In these sessions, the following plans are developed:

  1. Abbreviated Educational Plan
    • One year educational plans are created during the students first counseling appointment in the program.
  2. Comprehensive Educational Plan
    • Two to three year educational plans are developed during the students second counseling appointment in the program.

Ongoing contact with the student is required to ensure goal completion.

Case Management

  1. Intake and Eligibilty Determination
  2. Student Case Filing
  3. On-going Contact: Supporting Student Success
  4. Resource Connections
  5. Student Recognition

At-Risk Follow Up

  1. Basic Skills Support
  2. Midterm Intervention
  3. Probation Workshop

Targeted Outreach

  1. Hilltop High School
  2. San Francisco Human Services Agency
  3. Center for Young Women's Development