The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program is a supplemental component of Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S). CARE is designed to provide educational and economic support services above and beyond what is provided through county and campus support services to single parents who have a child 17 years of age or younger, and are receiving TANF.
About the Care Program
CARE students benefit from a variety of academic and economic services. CARE strives to enhance self-esteem, develop college skills, and assist students in achieving their academic goals. Many of our students not only benefit from the services provided, many go farther than they dreamed possible.
- Economic Services
- Additional Book Vouchers
- Parking Permits
- Gas Cards
- Meal Vouchers/Grants
- Child Care reimbursements
- Educational Support Services
- Student Educational Plan
- Career Planning
- Exploring Immediate and Long Term Goals through workshops
- Academic Counseling
- Priority Registration
- University Transfer Services
- Peer Mentoring
CARE Eligibility Requirements:
1) Apply to Modesto Junior College on-line-MJC Application
2) Complete the Free Application For Student Aide (FAFSA) and the California College Promise Grant (formerly BOGW)-FAFSA Website
3) Attend an EOP&S Application Orientation or contact the CARE Coordinator at (209) 575-6402-EOP&S Orientation Dates
4) Complete the CARE Application and TANF Verification forms (Must be single Parent head of household, receiving TANF for you or your child. Please contact CARE Office for Application).
2022-2023 Care Council Representatives
CARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The role of the CARE Advisory Committee is to be a sounding board to the CARE Program. The committee attends 1-2 meetings a year along with attending CARE events. The committee is made up of campus officials that work with the program, public agencies, and community members. The charge of the committee is to offer insights and suggestions on how the program can be successful.
Hector Duarte - EOP&S Assistant Director/Counselor
Tanya Smith - CARE Coordinator
Derek Waring - Community Rep Former Dean of Counseling
Stephanie Hand - Pathways Center for Human Services
Julie Swift - Regional Lead Administrator, Delta Charter Schools
Mikaela Green - Former BRIDGE student, current CARE student
Kristina Godinez - MJC Financial Aid Accounting Analyst
Raquel Tiscareno-MJC Food Services Supervisor
Dustin Pack - Director of Project YES
Mary Everhart - MJC CalWORKs Program Assistant
CARE UNSUNG HERO AWARD
Each year the EOP&S Program selects the Unsung Hero award. This award recognizes a person that has been a major positive influence on an EOP&S student's life. EOP&S students nominate people and the EOP&S graduation committee selects the award.
2019 Mary Silva
2018 Elizabeth Martinez