Evergreen Valley College Support Programs



Academic, financial, and social support programs available to students attending Evergreen Valley College.

Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
EOP&S
(Extended Opportunity Program and Services)
Scholarships → information regarding possible scholarships for school
Priority Registration → Pick classes before other students
Book Vouchers → Free Books
Academic Counseling → meet with a counselor 3 times a semester
Access to computers and printers → free printing and free access to computers
Tutoring Services → Free tutoring
Assistance with transferring to a 4 year University → help with the transfer process from Community College to 4 year university
Cap and Gown → free cap and gown for graduation
  • California resident or AB540 eligible
  • Qualify for the BOG fee waiver, Part A or B
  • Enroll in 12 units per semester (exceptions for DSP students)
  • Educationally disadvantaged, defined by EOP&S state guidelines
  • Completed less than 70 college units
Description of Support Program Application Process
EOP&S is a program designed to support students who face financial and educational challenges. The mission is to provide financial and social support to help student’s complete community college successfully.
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
CARE
(Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)
Book Vouchers → Free textbooks for school
Food Vouchers → Free food up to a certain dollar amount from the cafeteria
Grants → Information about free money for school
School Supplies → access to free pens, notebooks, pencils and any extra necessary school supplies
  • Must be enrolled in EOP&S
  • 1) Be part of the CalWORKs program through the county, 2) upon enrollment into the college a student can apply for CalWORKs support on campus
  • Be a parent and at least 18 years of age
  • Be single head of household
  • Have at least one dependent child
  • Be receiving TANF benefits
Description of Support Program Application Process
CARE is designed to help EOP&S students who are single parents. CARE offers extra services for parents who are single and have at least one dependent child
  • Students can pick up application in Student Services Room SC-118
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
CalWORKs
Book and school supply vouchers → Free books and supplies for school
Access to second harvest food bank→First Friday of every month students can access food from second harvest food bank
Childcare Costs → Child Care at a reduced price
Work Study program → students can work on campus
Parking Permits and transportation costs → Free parking permits, gas cards and reduced transportation costs
Academic Counseling → free academic counseling 3 times a semester
Student Mentorship → students will be assigned a mentor who went through the CalWORKs program
Support Assistance and Advocacy → extra personal support
Career Exploration and Job Search → help with finding a career and jobs
Resume Development → Help with building a resume for job searches
Tutoring → free tutoring
Laptop Rentals and printing → free rentals for laptop use and free printing
Cap and Gown → free cap and gown for graduates
  • EVC students who are currently receiving cash assistance (TANF)
  • A county referral form is needed in order to receive services from EVC CalWORKs program
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0
  • Do not receive any breaks, no summer break, or break between semesters
  • Turn in attendance sheets on time
Description of Support Program Application Process
CalWORKs program serves parents who receive TANF. CalWORKs provides extra financial service to help with academic success.
  • To apply students must be accepted into EVC, enrolled in classes, can show proof of acceptance, and must show student ID number to Case Worker.
  • Student will then meet with Case Worker and Case Worker will send the referral for CalWORKs over to EVC.
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
DSP&S

(Disability Support Program)

Specialized Counseling Services → counseling services for individual student need
Classroom Support → extra support during class
Test-Taking Assistance → extra time to take tests or can take tests before the rest of the class
Priority Registration → able to get classes before everyone else
American Sign Language→ sign language interpreters are available for students who need it
Tutoring→ Free tutoring is available
Alternative Media Formats→ instead of textbooks students can have access to textbooks that provide audio narration.
  • Must be an EVC student
  • Incoming HS students must have a documented disability that results in educational limitations (IEP or 504 plan)
Description of Support Program Application Process
DSP&S provides support services to students with some form of learning disability
  • For enrollment, students need to apply to the school and have their student ID number.
  • Once students have their student ID number, students need to go into the DSP office; Student Services SC-120 to fill out intake packet.
  • Students will then present their IEP or 504 plan.
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
YESS

(Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success)

A quiet place to study → a place to study and get homework questions answered
A computer lab → a place to access free computer use
Access to book lending library → free textbooks on reserve in the library
Community Resources → access to information about housing, employment, and money management
Tutoring → Free tutoring
Food Vouchers → reduced or free food in the cafeteria
  • Former or current foster youth
Description of Support Program Application Process
Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) works with former/current foster youth.
  • Apply to the school and then sign-up for YESS.
  • YESS has a separate application
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
ASPIRE

(Asian/Pacific Islander Resources for Excellence)

Offers textbooks on reserve for students → students will have access to free textbooks in the library
Scholarships → information regarding scholarship opportunities
Tutoring →free tutoring services
Counseling → free academic counseling. Each student will be assigned a counselor
Mentoring → All ASPIRE students will be assigned a Mentor. This mentor will be a support person for the student throughout their experience at EVC
  • Any student is eligible who identifies as being part of the Asian/Pacific Islander population
Description of Support Program Application Process
ASPIRE (Asian/Pacific Islander Resources for Excellence) program is designed to increase the academic and personal success of Asian/Pacific Islander students through scholarships, mentorship, and counseling.
  • To apply, fill out application located in Acacia building A5-204
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
AFFIRM

(Academic Force for Inspiration Retention and Matriculation)

Counseling → free academic counseling. Each student will be assigned a counselor
Mentoring → All AFFIRM students will be assigned a Mentor. This mentor will be a support person for the student throughout their experience in college
Textbooks → reduced price or free textbooks are available through AFFIRM
Tutoring → free tutoring services
  • Any student who identifies as being part of the African American Community
Description of Support Program Application Process
AFFIRM is designed for African American Students to increase academic success through core areas of study: English, Math, and Science
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
ENLACE
Counseling → free academic counseling. Each student will be assigned a counselor
Mentoring → All ENLACE students will be assigned a Mentor. This mentor will be a support person for the student throughout their experience in college
Scholarships → information regarding scholarship opportunities
Textbooks → reduced price or free textbooks are available through ENLACE
Transfer workshops → information regarding transferring to a 4 year university
Can take classes offered through ENLACE → Students can take Math, English, and Science classes through ENLACE. The classes are specific with Latino(a) instructors and the textbooks are offered through ENLACE too.
  • Any student who identifies as being part of the Chicano(a)/ Latino(a) culture
Description of Support Program Application Process
The mission of the enlace program is to designed for Chicano(a)/ Latino(a) students to succeed academically in English, Math and Science
  • Enlace office is located in Acacia Building (AE-142)
  • No application, just contact Mayra.
Support Service Program Services Provided How can this program help you? Eligible Population Contact Person
OASISS

(Outreach and Advocacy Services for Immigrant Student Success)

Counseling → free academic counseling. Each student will be assigned a counselor
Laptop Computer Rentals → free computer rentals for students
Book lending in the Library → can access free textbooks in the library
Legal Resources →assistance with legal documents and applying for citizenship
Help with completing the online Dream Act Application→ Dream Act Application is the online application for free money for college
Transfer workshops → information regarding transferring to a 4 year university
  • AB 540/Dreamer Students & DACA students
  • To apply please call
    (408) 270-6456
Description of Support Program Application Process
OASISS is a program designed to serve immigrant students (AB540& DACA)
  • Visit at Student Services Room
    SC 214.

Information on the programs above is also available on Evergreen Valley College’s website.

If you would like assistance connecting to the above programs please contact Erica DiPietro, OYP Pathways Coordinator, at edipietro@kidsincommon.orgFor printable version click here.