EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages, and provide programs and services over, above, and in addition to the regular educational courses of the college. EOPS’ primary goal is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college.
Cooperative Agencies Recourses (for) Education (CARE) is a supplemental component of its parent program, EOPS. It is designed to motivate, encourage and support single parents on welfare (TANF) who desire job-relevant education in order to break the dependency cycle and become self-sufficient.
The NextUp Program (Formerly known as CAFYES) is a learning community that serves current and former foster youth. We are a supplemental component of the existing Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Program. The purpose of the NextUp Program is to strengthen the capacity of community college districts to support the higher education success, health and well-being of current and former foster youth. The program is designed to assist current and former foster youth who dependency was established or continued by the court on or after a student’s 16th birthday. The program is also structured to help students with financial assistance, general counseling and additional student services.
The Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs” is dedicated to providing a wealth of supportive student services to ensure each student a 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.