Welcome to CalWORKs

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 regular office hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The CalWORKs Office will reopen after the Winter Recess on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Special Extended Spring 2017 hours (Monday, January 9 - Friday, February 3, 2017)

Monday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NOTE - The campus will be closed during the following dates:

Winter Recess - Wednesday, December 21 - Monday, January 2, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16, 2017President's Day Holidays - Friday, February 17 - Monday, February 20, 2017
Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017

The office will be open during Spring Recess (Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7, 2017)

Important! How to maintain priority registration as a CalWORKs student

Beginning Fall 2014, in order for students, including CalWORKs students, to receive a Priority Registration date, the following must be completed:

1. Complete the Online Orientation
2. Take the Math and English assessments
3. Start an Education Plan

Program overview

CalWORKs is designed to provide comprehensive and coordinated student services to individuals who receive cash assistance from the Employment and Human Services Department and are enrolled at Diablo Valley College.

The CalWORKs Program strives to empower each participant in attaining personal and academic growth, meaningful employment, and long-term economic stability. The program is designed to help CalWORKs students complete the academic and career training they need to successfully move from welfare-to-work and to become economically self-sufficient. The program provides coordinated services for child-care, work-study, job development and job placement assistance, and personal and professional development. The CalWORKs Office works with students to make sure they are meeting welfare-to-work requirements established by the County Department of Social Services and ensure they access all available resources to optimize academic success.

The CalWORKs Program staff members are committed to creating an environment which promotes:

  • Student success
  • Education and training leading to family self-sufficiency
  • Student empowerment and advocacy
  • Lifelong learning
  • A spirit of truth, mutual understanding and respect
  • Development of the whole person
  • Development and achievement of individual goals

To schedule an appointment in person:

Visit the CalWORKs Office located on the first floor of the Student Services Center, Suite 127. Check-in at “Station One” in the front lobby with your student ID, state or federally issued photo identification and ask to speak to a CalWORKs staff member.

To schedule an appointment by phone:

Call the CalWORKs office at 925-969-2120 or 925-969-2128 and schedule an appointment to meet with the CalWORKs coordinator.

We look forward to seeing you in the CalWORKs office to begin a career path that will lead to self-sufficiency and financial independence.

Contact CalWORKS

925-969-2120 (front desk)
925-969-2128 (coordinator) 
Fax: 925-691-1817 
Email: ndadgari@dvc.edu  (front desk)
mperata@dvc.edu  (coordinator)
Office location: SSC 127, first floor Pleasant Hill campus map