When you are accepted into the CalWORKs program, you will receive support services that can help you achieve your educational goals.
American River College provides resources for student-parents and embraces a family-friendly philosophy.
Foster and Kinship Care Education Program
The Foster and Kinship Care Education Program (FKCE) provides free parenting training for foster parents and interested non-foster parents. ARC is proud to offer these classes on a rotating basis each year to fulfill California's mandated training requirement.
EOP&S, CARE, and NextUp
EOP&S counseling programs support and encourage first-generation and low-income students to overcome personal, financial, and academic barriers to complete their goals. CARE is for single-parent students or their children receiving CalWORKs cash aid. NextUp is for current or former foster youth.
ARC Hub is a free tool students can use to search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
Refugee Career Pathways
The Refugee Career Pathways program helps refugees, SIVs, and asylees identify, plan and start their careers.
What Is Rising Scholars?
Rising Scholars provides meaningful support in the lives of justice-involved and formerly-incarcerated students looking to take steps toward a new path. The program supports students at any level–from the enrollment process through successful completion of education and career support.
UndocuScholar Resource Connection
We empower students, employees, and community members who are undocumented, of mixed-status family, or allies, to reach their academic, personal, and professional goals.
Veterans Resource Center Office
We are dedicated to assisting Veteran students and their families with their ARC educational and VA-related needs.
Community Agencies and Resources
Resources for Foster Youth Students
Visit the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) website to find resources for current and former foster youth students, including information about grants, educational resources, housing resources, healthcare resources, and more.
Resources for Undocumented Students
The State Chancellor’s Office along with the Foundation for California Community Colleges have compiled resources for undocumented students during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.