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Welcome To CalWORKS Online Services

We are here to help you succeed with online instruction!


Thinking about Enrolling for Summer and Fall?

Laney CalWORKS will provide

  • Loan Lap Tops
  • books
  • supplies
  • counseling
  • support work-shops
  • student parent support circles!

For more information contact CalWORKs,

Cynthia J. Alvarado, CaLWORKS Program Coordinator


(510) 986-6923 (Voicemail Only)

Emails and phone calls are answered M-F 8am-6pm


General Email


M-F 8am-6pm


CalWORKS students, please be advised that the Alameda County, Contra Costa and Solano County offices have been notified of slight delays when receiving documentation. Student’s are to complete their attendance form (42-11) and submit to their EC via email there is no need to submit to the calworks office at this time.

Please note that the California Food Bank will remain open at this time.


For Undocumented Student Resources

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Our Mission . . .

The Laney CalWORKs program, aims to positively transition students into the workforce with a sense of personal development that will guide them towards their definition of success.

The Program:


The Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs” is dedicated to providing a wealth of support services to ensure each student achieves academic success!  Our goal is employment; to assist CalWORKs students to transition from public assistance to economic self-sufficiency.  Since 1998, Laney College has taught, trained, counseled and helped students on Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) find a job through its CalWORKs Program.  “When people become self-supporting, they and their children will enjoy a higher income and a better way of life.

LaneyWORKs continues to provide academic counseling, workforce development and job readiness training, as well as, supportive services such as: Child Care, Counseling and Work Experience (WEX) based on labor market demands to ensure that students develop efficient skills and work ethic needed for today’s work force.  Although CalWORKs’ emphasis is immediate employment, it still provides many participants the opportunity to acquire skills to become technicians, salespersons, assemblers or any of the many professional occupations.  Laney College provides a variety of A.A./ A.S. and Certificated programming through curriculum that compliments current labor market trends; the course & program listing illustrated below are Alameda County approved.



We are here for you!!

Please see contacts page in our order to reach us.

CalWORKS kids


Laney College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, disability, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, and immigration status.