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Past · October 27, 2020

Supporting Student Parents in Community College CalWORKs Programs

Virtual Event

October 27, 2020 · 11:00 am - 11:45 am


About the Program

All community colleges run support programs for students who receive CalWORKs, the state’s cash assistance program for poor families with children. Students do better when enrolled in these support programs, but completion rates are low. How can colleges help more CalWORKs students succeed? PPIC researchers Bonnie Brooks and Shannon McConville discuss how CalWORKs is working for students.

This research and event are supported with funding from the ECMC Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Sutton Family Fund.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Bonnie Brooks, research associate, PPIC Higher Education Center

11:15 a.m. Key Takeaways
Bonnie Brooks, research associate, PPIC Higher Education Center
Shannon McConville, senior research associate, PPIC

11:30 a.m. Audience Q&A

11:45 a.m. Adjourn


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