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CARE Program

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a state-funded program developed to provide educational opportunities and support for persons receiving CalWORKs/TANF cash aid for their retention and academic success.

What Can CARE Do for You?

CARE LogoThe primary purpose of CARE is to assist students in achieving their educational goals through academic support.Contact Us

The intent of the program is to provide support services that help students acquire the education, training, and marketable skills needed to transition to employment and eventual self-sufficiency.

Student participants are eligible to receive EOPS support services with additional services exclusive of typical services provided. This includes:

  • CARE Supplemental Grant (Must meet SAP standards)
  • Transportation assistance (Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)
  • On-campus meal assistance (Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Community and campus referrals
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (Referral forms on Forms)
 

Apply

Learn about eligibility requirements and apply to CARE today.

Services

CARE students receive various services such as grants, workshops, classroom supplies, and more.

Forms

Browse CARE forms and flyers to keep you updated on track.

Connect With Us

The CARE windows in the Student Services building is closed until further notice. During this time, we will be offering virtual services.

If you need to book an appointment with a counselor or adviser, have a quick question, or need to speak with someone, chat with one of our CARE staff members!

Connect with someone who is "online" by clicking the yellow arrow icon. If the online features are not working, simply email careinfo@elcamino.edu for further assistance.

 

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Learn More

  • You are a recipient of TANF/ CalWORKs (ATTENTION: Student or child must be receiving cash aid)
  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • You are single head of household
  • You have at least one child in your custody 

 

To qualify for the CARE program, you must also meet EOPS eligibility:

  1. Must be a California resident or AB540 or AB1899
  2. Must be enrolled at ECC full-time (12 units or more*) when accepted into the program
  3. Must not have completed more than 70 degree-applicable units (including all colleges/universities)
  4. Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application and be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (SBOG) Income Standards under Method A, B, or C with zero family contribution.
  5. Must have an educational need in ONE of the following areas:
    1. Not qualified for enrollment in the minimum level English or mathematics course required for an associate degree. 
    2. Did not graduate from high school or obtain a GED.
    3. High school graduate with GPA below 2.5.
    4. Previous enrollment in remedial courses.
    5. Other factors (e.g., first-generation college student, primary language spoken at home is not English, foster youth, required to enroll in a supplemental course for English and/or math). 

 

 

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) was established in 1982 as a supplemental component of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at El Camino College.

The intent of the program is to provide support services that help students acquire the education, training, and marketable skills needed to transition from welfare dependency to employment and eventual self-sufficiency.

 

Questions? Contact Us

CARE Program
Student Services Building, Room 227

careinfo@elcamino.edu

310-660-6066