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The Cerritos College CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) Program assists students receiving cash aid from the Department of Social Services (DPSS) to achieve educational goals and long term economic self-sufficiency. This is done through a focused case management-counseling model that includes intensive academic, career, and personal counseling services. Special program aspects include an "Early Alert Program" (EAP) designed to prepare students for program expectations and success retention and a "Work-Study" Program allowing students to acquire professional competencies that will promote a successful transition into the labor market. 


Dear CalWORKs Students,

The CalWORKs Office will continue to offer services online.

For general questions or if you would like to schedule an online appointment with a CalWORKs counselor, please contact us via email or phone (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2593.

Questions on County-related forms please see refer to Forms.

Your health and the well-being of the campus community is our top priority. We want to assure you that we are here to support you. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.


CalWORKs Staff



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