What is CalWORKS?

The CalWORKs, or "California Work Opportunities & Responsibility to Kids", Program is a state-mandated program that provides educational and training assistance to student-parents who are receiving TANF Benefits. The Program aids students in achieving long-term success through the attainment of higher education, which, in turn, promotes self-sufficiency and personal growth.


  • Development of Individual Training Plan (ITP)
  • Comprehensive Educational Plan
  • Signature Authority for Ventura County HAS Monthly Activity Attendance Record
  • Referrals to Other Student Services
  • Liaison with Employment Specialists (ES) Worker to Assist the Students

Contact Information

Venus Tamayo, M.S.
Associate Director of EOP & Academic Advising

Raquel Rodriguez
EOP Counselor

*For appointment, please Log In to Dolphin Navigate to schedule an appointment. Please select "EOP" as the Care Unit and "CalWorks" as the service. For assistance, please contact raquel.rodriguez@csuci.edu

Office Location: Student Success Center, Bell Tower 1530

Hours for Summer for July 5 - August 11

Monday - Thursday 10 am to 5pm

Friday, Student Success Center will be closed

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