How do I know if I qualify for the CalWORKs program?
If you are a recipient of CalWORKs benefits, please contact our office for an appointment.
Each situation is different and we want to meet with you to discuss your possible
I am “Exempt” from participating in the Welfare to Work Program but I am attending
or would like to attend Allan Hancock College. Will I qualify for the CalWORKs program
at Allan Hancock College?
Yes, you may qualify for our program. Please make an appointment to discuss your specific
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"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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