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$5000 Scholarship Opportunity!

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award is a scholarship that assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

For the past 3 years, a CalWORKs student has won the award each year in the amounts of $9,000, $6,000 and $1400! There will be a first place award for $5000 and other awards as well. They award multiple scholarships each year.

Read more about the scholarship and apply here!

Apply now! The deadline to submit the award application is November 15th.

If you need assistance in starting, we have arranged walk-in hours in the CalWORKs office on the following days this week. Drop in to get some ideas on how to get started!

Scholarship Walk-In Help

Wednesday, October 19th


Thursday, October 20th


Friday, October 21st


Direct link to the scholarship site:

This week: "Teen Talk" - Ideas for Parenting a Teenager!

Many parents feel overwhelmed by parenting teenagers. We'll give you a $25 gas card AND help you get your sanity back! Who's in???

(And for the rest of you have kids that are still cute and cuddly, we'll prepare you for those teen years.)

Wednesday, October 19th


Library Terrace Room (3rd floor)

Presented by Gia Blount of the Parent Education Program

We will discuss strategies to develop rewarding relationships with your teenager that can result in your teenager becoming more cooperative and contributing members of the family. Find joy, love, and peace with your teenager!

It's easy! Click here to sign up for the workshop! You can also call us at (626) 585-7060.

Sign Up for the Holiday Angels Gifts & Party!


There is space available for the Holiday Angels event! Sign your kids up!

Deadline to register is November 4th or when they reach the maximum number of children.

Submit your request ----> HERE <--- or you can submit at the bottom of this post.

The Holiday Angels Giving Tree project offers students in the following programs: EOP&S / CARE, CalWORKs, and PASS an opportunity to submit a gift request on behalf of their child(ben) to the Office of Student Life. Gift requests are placed on the Giving Tree and members of the PCC community (Faculty, Staff, and Students) will select a gift request from the Giving Tree, and purchase the gift on behalf of your child. The children will receive their gifts at a special party just for your family. This year the party is scheduled for Friday, December 16th, 2016 from 6 to 8PM in the Piazza, located on the first floor of the Campus Center. At the party, dinner will be served and there will be crafts as well as other festivities. PLEASE NOTE: The invitation is for the parent and children only. They will not be able to accommodate additional guests.

Please be mindful of the following guidelines when completing your Holiday Angels Form: ● Your gift request form must be completely filled out

  • Please remember to include your child’s size and color preference when requesting clothing
  • Please be concise and name a specific gift your child would like as opposed to describing things your child likes.

● Your child must be between the ages of one day old and 17 years, by Dec. 16th, 2016.

● The cost of gifts should not exceed $25 per child

● The gift must be age appropriate.

● While gift cards fit all sizes, our Angels often enjoy buying gifts for your children.

Submit your request ----> HERE <----

If you have questions, please contact Carrie Afuso in Student Life at (626) 585-7972 or at

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Don't miss out on workshops only for CalWORKs students! Bonus: You get a gas card!

You can sign up for any of the workshops by calling our office or clicking here:

Stress Less Series: Balancing School, Family & Work

Friday, October 28th

1 – 2:30 pm

Library Terrace

Back by popular demand! This series of discussion workshops will be led by psychologists and address issues that cause stress in our lives. Each session has a different topic and students will hear about strategies related to the topic and have discussions as they relate to your lives.

Building A Support System

Tuesday, November 8th

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Library Terrace

We all need support and having a support system is crucial to your success. Come learn how to identify current people in your life who can support you and hold you accountable. If you have little or no support we will talk about how to build a support system by reaching out to instructors, or identify other support services on and off campus.

Love Notes (part 1): Attraction, Expectations & Healthy Relationships

Friday, November 4th

9 am – 2 pm

Breakfast and lunch included!

Library Terrace

No more drama! Instead, it’s time to create healthy relationships! First, you’ve got to know what’s important, what you expect and how to begin a relationship on the right track. Whether you’re in a relationship or not right now, this workshop will help you learn about the principles of smart relationships, including recognizing healthy relationships and avoiding bad ones. You will learn techniques to improve a relationship and can get ideas on how to make a relationship work. Everyone will engage in fun activities to explore these ideas!

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FREE Flu Shots!

Flu shots will be provided by the PCC Health Center!

October 25th and 26th

9am - 3:30pm

Outside in the Quad