Programs & Services
Department Mission Statement
EOPS: The mission of EOPS is to serve low-income and educationally disadvantaged students by providing academic support services to assist students in achieving their educational goals.
CARE: The mission of CARE is to assist EOPS students who are single head of household and receiving county aid, to succeed in college and to help expand their educational and job training opportunities.
Established at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in 1970, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a California State-funded counseling and special services program designed to assist low income, at risk students by facilitating their enrollment at the community college and providing services to promote their retention, graduation, transfer and employment.
EOPS offers academic, career and personal counseling, book vouchers, priority registration, orientation to college, transfer workshops, and California State University and University of California transfer application fee waivers to active EOPS participants.
In addition, EOPS offers special programs such as the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) for EOPS students who are single head of household with a dependent(s) who is under the age of 14 years old and receiving county cash aid.
EOPS has been recognized by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office as one of the most unique educational counseling and student support programs in the State. To date, CCSF EOPS has assisted over 100,000 students, serving approximately 1,000 students per semester.