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CalWORKs, Rising Scholars & WIOA

Welcome to the CalWORKs, Rising Scholars and WIOA Office!

We are here to help you succeed at Cabrillo!

  • CalWORKs, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program is dedicated to providing services to low income parents, currently receiving cash aid, seeking to become self-sufficient through education. This program offers personalized counseling, financial assistance and support. CalWORKs students may be eligible for CalWORKs Work Study funding.

  • Rising Scholars, Students who have experienced the criminal justice system can face significant barriers to academic and career success. The California Community Colleges welcome all students, including those who are incarcerated and those who have experienced incarceration in the past. Colleges with programs for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students proudly form the Rising Scholars Network.

  • WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a federally funded program designed to help job seekers succeed in the labor market by providing access to employment, education, training, and support services.

  • Santa Cruz County Benefit Rep will be at The NEST during the Fall semester on the last two Mondays of each month from 9:00 to 12:00. You can check to see if you qualify for benefits, to apply, and report changes. You can receive assistance at the Customer Service Centers also: 1020 Emeline Avenue, Building B, Santa Cruz (831) 454-4165 or 18 W. Beach Street, Watsonville, (888) 421-8080. There you can get assistance with CalFresh; EBT Cards; CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program; CalWORKs Cash Aid, Child Care, Employment Services; Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants; General Assistance; Medi-Cal Medical Health Benefits; Immigration and DACA Resources; SARs 7's and Recertifications.

Cabrillo is a mask-friendly environment. All Cabrillo students and staff, regardless of their immunization status, are not required to wear a mask while indoors on campus except in certain situations, where the wearing of a mask will still be required.
CalWORKs, Rising Scholars, and WIOA
We feel privileged to be a part of your journey!