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Welcome to Cañada College’s EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs, and Former Foster Youth Success Initiative programs!

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program that aims to help low-income and educationally disadvantaged students succeed in college. EOPS provides the following services: counseling, priority registration, book services, workshops, transfer services, and other types of support. To be eligible for EOPS, students must be a California resident, enrolled in at least 12 units when accepted into the program, meet the guidelines for the Board of Governors Waiver (BOG), and have an educational disadvantage.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is also a state funded program that helps single parents receiving county assistance from CalWorks and TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, formerly AFDC) succeed in college. CARE provides assistance with child care, meals, counseling, and other types of support.

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) program is a state funded program to assist CalWORKs students to transition from public assistance to economic self-sufficiency. CalWORKs provides work-study counseling, case management and tracking of student progress, transportation, and educational supplies when budget permits.

Former Foster Youth Success Initiative (FFYSI) is a Cañada College program that supports the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) statewide FYSI outreach and retention efforts to better serve current and former youth while studying at Cañada College. We recognize the significant deficit former foster youth encounter during their pursuit for higher education. Under the umbrella of EOPS, FFYSI’s purpose is to increase the number of former foster youth graduating from a community college with an associate’s degree, vocational training, and/or transferring to a four year university. Some of FFYSI goals are to improve:

  • Access to student services and resources
  • Access to academic support
  • Retention
  • Academic performance
  • Completion of units
  • Completion of programs and degree
  • Transfer rates to baccalaureate

For more information or for an application, please contact the office of EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/FFYSI at:

Phone: 650 306-3300
Fax: 650 306-3305

Fall/Spring Hours: Mondays & Thursdays: 8am-4:30pm
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 8am-7pm
Fridays: 8am-12pm

Building 9, Room 133
Cañada College
4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94061-1099


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