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ECC CalWORKs Program


Fall Semester Classes Begin, Saturday, August 26, 2017

Weekday Classes Begin, Monday, August 28, 2017


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 What is CalWORKs?    

  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a cash aid program for low income families to meet   their basic needs. It also provides education, employment, and training programs to help families get jobs and move towards self-sufficiency. Child care, transportation, work expenses and counseling are available for families in work activities. There   is a five year time limit for adults but the children can remain on aid if otherwise eligible under the Safety Net program. There are special services for pregnant and parenting teens through the CalLearn program. You can also find out more information from your local County Welfare Department.
  • CalWORKs is the community portion of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Act: the welfare reform program established by Assembly Bill (AB) 1542.
  • CalWORKs funds assist single or two-parent families who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),   and those in transition off welfare, to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through coordinated student services.  The on campus program offering these services is the CalWORKs Program.
  • CalWORKs provides support to eligible students to obtain their educational degrees and certificates while gaining work experience leading to sustainable employment. A wide array of  services are offered to help you achieve your goals.
  • The CalWORKs Program  staff are dedicated to provide guidance support and best customer service to all our students.


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CalWORKs Services

  • Priority Registration

  • Walk-in Counseling or by Appointments

  • Career/Academic and Individual Advisement & Counseling

  • Books/Supplies - GAIN Material Request Form Assistance

  • Temporary Child Care Assistance

  • Community/Support & Services Referral

  • On-Site GAIN Workers and Advocacy

  • Work Study: Employment assistance - including work-study assignments,
    resume writing, job search skills, and interview preparation

  • Job Placement Referrals and Assistance

  • Coordination with the Department of Social Services (DPSS)

  • Completing GAIN Forms:

    • GN 6005A (SIP) Referral Form
    • GN 6006   (VOC) Referral Form (along with GN 6013 and GN 6014)
    • GN 6390 Attending Multiple Schools Forms  (along with GN 6013 and GN 6014)
    • GN 6070 Progress Report
    • GN 6365 Monthly Attendance Report
    • Form ST1-20A (WTW Verification)Training verification (Childcare)
    • Book and supply material request Ancillary.


Please note:

  • Student must submit a current class printout with all documentation turned in for completion
  • There is a three business day turn around for pick up of documentation from the CalWORKs office at ECC


 Eligibility Requirements

  • Parent and child must be a recipient of CalWORKs/GAIN (TANF)
  • Sign contract with college and GAIN program
  • Be a full-time student (12 or more units) or approved exemption

One parent household must comply with a combination of 20/30 hours per week and two parent households must comply with 35 hours per week of academic coursework, work activity, laboratory time, structured internships, or other activities which will lead to proper preparation for their career. See the Participation Requirements form.


Student must meet with their CalWORKs academic counselor
    at least once a semester to update their educational plan.


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El Camino College CalWORKs

Student Services Center - Room 205B

16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506


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Last Published 8/14/17