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 a single head of their household with a dependent(s) receiving county cash aid/TANF.

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.

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.


Information about City College of San Francisco and EOPS is provided through workshops at local high schools, churches, community centers and agencies throughout San Francisco communities such as Bayview-Hunters Point, Mission, Visitacion Valley, Chinatown/North Beach, Tenderloin, South of Market and Western Addition Districts.

EOPS provides Outreach and In-reach Services at CCSF Ocean Campus and the Centers.

For more information about EOPS Outreach, or to request a group presentation or schedule tabling at an event, please contact the Front Desk at 415-239-3562.