CalWORKs Office Hours
Monday, June 8 - Friday, August 14, 2015
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
Monday, August 17 - Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
Mandatory New Student Orientation Information
New Student Orientation Flier
The Student Success Act of 2013 (SB1456) requires that community colleges offer new student orientation as part of priority enrollment. Effective Monday, July 1st, 2013 the Compton Center will offer New Student Orientation workshops. All new students will be required to attend a workshop prior to taking the assessment test or seeing a counselor. Please use the following link for more information on when and where the orientations are being held.
Those exempt from the orientation are: Individuals with a BA Degree or above; individuals enrolling at the college for another purpose other than to earn a degree, certificate, career development or advancement, transfer, or completion of basic skills/ESL; individuals who completed the services at another college; individuals enrolling to complete an academy or certification program (police or fire, etc.).
Important Documents, Forms and Current Flyers
ECC Compton Center CalWORKs Program Intake Packet (please print ALL SIX documents)
- ECC Compton Center Steps to Enrollment
- ECC CalWORKs Admission Procedures for New Students & Intake Form
- Pub 13 - Your Rights Under California Welfare Programs
- PA 2457 - Civil Rights Information Notice
- PA 481-A - Interpreter Services Statement
- PA 481 - Language Designation Form
Work Study Documents
- Work Study Application Packet
- Work Study Time Sheet - Coming soon in Fall 2015
- 2015-16 CalWORKs Work Study Payroll Schedule - Coming soon in Fall 2015
2012 CalWORKs Program Review
Service Area Outcomes (SAO) Assessment Plans
CalWORKs Staff & Extensions
2072 - CalWORKs Main Line & Front Desk
2069 - Patricia Bonacic, CalWORKs Director
2074 - Gloria Martinez, Administrative Assistant
2404 - Rebeca Mason, CalWORKs Counselor
2783 - Ginger Davidson, CalWORKs Counselor
2070 - Aura Weber, Program Specialist
2067 - Ernest Argel, Program Technician
2066 - Iris Fernandez, Program Technician
2071 - Allegra Celestine, Program Technician
Education that WORKS!
What is CalWORKs?
CalWORKs is the community portion of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Act, which is a welfare reform program established by Assembly Bill (AB) 1542. The program at El Camino College Compton Center operates as a partnership with the County of Los Angeles, local business and government agencies. Assistance is provided to eligible students so they can obtain their educational degrees and certificates while gaining work experience that leads to sustainable employment.
What We Offer:
CalWORKs funds are for the purpose of assisting single parents and their children who are receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and those in transition from welfare to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through coordinated student services.
On campus, these services are offered through the CalWORKs Program which helps eligible students earn degrees and certificates while gaining work experience that leads to employment.
Additional student support services include:
- Child care assistance: Child care funding, paid directly to the service provider, is available for students not yet eligible for assistance through the county.
- Career counseling: Assessment is available to help each student choose a career that fits personal interests and abilities.
- Academic advisement and assistance: Educational plans are required and are developed for students on an individual basis. The plans are designed to guide the student through each semester of the training program. Tutorial and remedial support is available as needed.
- Work Activity Referral: The CalWORKs Work Activity Program assists CalWORKs recipients to comply with a combination of 32 hours of academic coursework, work activity, laboratory time, structured internships, or other activities which will lead to proper preparation for their career. The program is funded by the state through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
- Individual Employment Plan (IEP): Students maintain career information, housed in the CalWORKs office, for employment placement and documentation, training, letters of recommendation, and employment evaluations.
- Employability skills training and job search opportunities are provided through Human Development 6 and 8 classes, and individual guidance by CalWORKs and campus job developers for part-time and permanent placement.
Click here to download the CalWORKs Brochure (PDF)