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CARE Program History

In 1982, the State of California established the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program in the California Community Colleges as a "unique educational program.”  The program aimed to provide supportive services to single parent students receiving cash aid assistance in order to help them achieve their goals in higher education.  Initially, CARE began with fifteen programs and currently has a home in all 113 community colleges in the State of California.

Who Qualifies for CARE?

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be EOPS eligible
  • Be a single parent
  • Be a CalWORKs household recipient
  • Have at least one child under the age of 14

How to Apply

You may click the “application” link, print it and turn it in at the CARE Center, building A room 203 or you can stop by and pick one up.

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Arturo Avila

Arturo Avila
Science Instructor, PVHS

One of the obstacles that I had to overcome was breaking the language barrier. Another obstacle I faced was financial hardship. As I completed my classes at AHC, I had to work in many part-time jobs such as a math/science tutor for the college tutoring center, night shift clerk for a local grocery store and vegetable cooling. Also, the MESA program and the STEM Center, not only supported me academically through resources such as access to books and computers, but also through working with students with interest in mathematics, science and engineering.
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Last Modified Feb 8, 2017