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!
How We Can Help
As a CalWORKs student you will have access to the following services:
- Priority Registration
- Academic Counseling
- Work-study opportunities
- County (GAIN) paperwork assistance
- Book and supply 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)
Contact our office to find out more and to take advantage of these services!
What Our Students Say...
"The CalWORKs staff are amazing and have always welcomed me with nothing but smiles... and seemed to always go the extra mile."
"The CalWORKs program was always ready to help me, whether it was with my educational goal, helpful workshops, or just a nice smile when turning in paperwork. I look forward to accomplishing my goals and when I do I will always have a special place for the CalWORKs family in my heart."
"Thanks to the support I received from CalWORKs, I was able focus on all of my classes and earn a 3.7 GPA. I am thankful for my experience at PCC and wholeheartedly feel that the warmth and nonjudgmental support I received from the CALWORKS staff helped me get to where I am."