EOPS provides services to students who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. The program is funded through the State of California and the local community college district.
To be eligible for the program, a student must:
CARE participants must:
CARE eligible students may receive assistance through childcare grants, book awards, meal cards, supplies and special interest workshops.
Students who participate in EOPS receive the personalized support and services listed below:
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The Extended Opportunity Program & Services is designed for educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The program is funded by the State of California and local community college districts. EOPS is the result of Assembly Bill 164, passed by the California Legislature in 1969. The enactment of this statewide program enabled community colleges to reach out and ensure success for students that otherwise would not be able to attend college or complete a college education.
The primary concern of the EOPS program at Porterville College is to provide encouragement to students with academic, social, and economic disadvantages and to facilitate their success while attending PC.
CARE is a service provided by EOPS to serve single parents on AFDC/TANF/CalWORKS caring for dependent child(ren). Students must also meet EOPS eligibility requirements and provide AFDC/TANF/CalWORKs agency certification.