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CalWORKs stands for California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids. The CalWORKs Program at Southwestern College provides assistance to TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) participants which include academic, career, personal counseling and employment assistance.

The Southwestern College CalWORKs participants are students who need to meet county Welfare-to-Work requirements.  Students fall in one of the two categories:  1) Current students enrolled in a certificate, AA/AS, or transfer degree program prior to “cash aid.”  2) New students who are referred by a case management agency who would like to pursue an education or training that leads to self-sufficiency.

~CalWORKs Program Mission~
"To empower individuals seeking quality career and technical training with supportive services towards self-sufficiency, lifelong learning and career advancement opportunities."

Contact Us

Please feel free to call or stop by our office for more information.

Cesar E. Chavez Student Services Center--Building 1400 (click to see campus map)
Phone: 619.482.6510
Fax: 619.482.6516

Office Hours 
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday (open until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays)
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday
Summer Hours:  Closed on Fridays

On-site Public Consulting Group (PCG) Duty Worker:  Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 900 Otay Lakes Road  | Chula Vista, CA 91910 

Last updated: 3/6/2015 12:24:57 PM