PCC CalWORKs is a state-funded Welfare-to-Work program designed to help individuals on public assistance become self-sufficient. We partner with local counties to assist you in achieving your educational goals.

Being a student is never easy, especially as a parent, and we understand that. The California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program at Pasadena City College is here to support you and your family. As a low-income parent currently enrolled at PCC, the CalWORKs program will work with you to obtain educational and career opportunities. During this process, you will have access to our high-quality support services in order to help you reach your educational and career goals. We believe in you and want to see you accomplish your goals and be role models for your children!

Find out more about CalWORKS at PCC

How We Can Help

As a CalWORKs student you will have access to the following services:

  • Priority Registration
  • Academic Counseling
  • Orientation
  • Work-study opportunities
  • County (GAIN) paperwork assistance
  • Book and suppy requests 
  • Personal development workshops
  • Employment and career preparation
  • Educational goal progress monitoring
  • Advocacy and resource referral
  • Direct support (i.e. books, gas cards, supplies & child care)
CalWORKs student celebrates her graduation from PCC with her child.
CalWORKs student Lindsey Iniguez gets a congratulatroy hug from her daughter after graduating from PCC.

Contact our office to find out more and to take advantage of these services!

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