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CalWORKs

 
Location: Cravens Student Services Center, 2nd floor. 
 
Contact: Racquel Paragua Schoenfeld, CalWORKs Coordinator
              
              Dolores Fisher, CalWORKs Assistant  
 

For assistance and appointments, please call (760) 862-1343

The College of the Desert CalWORKs program is the college portion of the (Cal)ifornia (W)ork (O)pportunity and (R)esponsibility to (K)ids.
 
Goal
To assist CalWORKs students obtain their educational certificates and/or degree, while gaining employment and experience that leads to sustainable employment.
 
Case Management
Students will receive on-going support to assist them in succeeding and attaining their educational goals. The primary focus of case management is to assist the students in overcoming obstacles and barriers which may prevent them from reaching self-sufficiency.
 
Work Study
The Desert Community College District CalWORKs Work Study Program is a state funded, welfare reform program designed to stimulate and promote employment of eligible students by providing work opportunities on and off campus and provide an additional source of income within the requirements of the CalWORKs program.
 
Where Do I Begin?
Any student attending College of the Desert who is receiving financial assistance through the county and state programs of CalWORKs/GAIN or DPSS may receive services through this program.
 
Bring the following information with you when you come to the CalWORKs office:
  • Current Notice of Action or Passport to Services(Gen2000) or form 3758 from the county office
  • Welfare to Work Plan