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CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)

CARE is a California State funded program designed to recruit and assist single parent recipients of CalWORKs. CARE provides support services and/or grant funds to assist single parents with academic support and financial assistance. All students who participate in the CARE program are both EOPS & CARE participants.

Who qualifies for CARE?

In addition, to meeting all EOPS eligibility requirements,  CARE students must also:

  • Receive cash aid assistance for themselves and/or their dependant(s)
  • Have single parents status with a child/dependant 18 years of age or younger

What services are offered through the CARE Program?

  • Academic & Personal Counseling
  • Career Advising
  • Referrals to county resources
  • Meal Vouchers for on-campus dining
  • Gas Cards 
  • Semesterly Parking Permit
  • CARE Grant
  • CARE Book Voucher
  • CARE Study Sessions--with childcare & tutoring services provided.
  • Workshops designed with the single parent in mind
  • Backpacks with school supplies


How can I apply?

Come to our office during the next application period. Please remember to bring your picture ID. Once accepted, you must attend a mandatory EOPS/CARE Orientation following your approval into the program.


Fall 2020 Applications will reopen July 7th


Click on Apply Now button on the EOPS Homepage


EOPS/CARE/NextUp Office

(619) 644-7617
El Cajon, CA 92020 8800 Grossmont College Drive

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District