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The CalWORKs Program provides services to students who receive TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families, formally known as AFDC) and who have been referred by their TulareWORKs caseworker and monitors academic progress. Other services include CalWorks work study (on- and off-campus), job placement, job search skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, academic advising, books, funding for child care, mileage reimbursement, and job readiness workshops.

What can PC CalWORKs do for you?

  • Child care referrals
  • Financial aid advising
  • Career development workshops
  • Work study programs on-campus
  • Off-campus job placement
  • Advancement toward vocational degree or certificate leading to employment
  • Links to key PC departments and outside agencies
  • Job training leading toward employment


  1. Referred by TulareWORKs caseworker. Must be receiving TANF cash aid and have a Welfare-To-Work Plan
  2. Student completes college matriculation process i.e. application, placement and orientation.
  3. Meets with counselor and enrolled in classes
  4. Completes PC CalWORKs paperwork i.e. application, release of information, Ed Plan and Activity Plan
  5. Student provides the Agency Certification "gold form" to the PC CalWORKs Office

If you have any questions, please contact the CalWORKs Office at 559-791-2303 or

CalWORKS Virtual Office Hours

Mon  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed   7:30 am - 11:00 am
Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri Closed

Click on this Zoom Link for virtual assistance.

In our Virtual Office, staff can help with: questions, scheduling appointments, paperwork, and other services!

Apply for CalWORKs at Porterville College:

CalWORKs Application

If you have any questions, please contact CalWORKs at (559)791-2303.


  • Educational, academic, financial and personal counseling
  • Job placement on and off campus
  • Book services
  • Workshops
  • Work-study
  • Food Pantry

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CalWORKS General Contact Number: 559-791-2303


Name Position Email Phone Location
Diana Cabrera Department Assistant III 559-791-2223  
Araceli Carranza Counselor 599-791-2367  
Ena See Adjunct Counselor 559-791-2270  
Yolanda Vasquez Counselor 559-791-2465