Friday, October 28, 2011

CalWORKs Work Study Funds Available

If you are interested in CalWORKs Work Study, please stop by the office to pick up an application and make an appointment to meet with Alicia. Work Study funds are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis.

Spring Semester Priority Registration

Registration for the Spring 2012 semester begins in a few weeks. The Spring schedule should be online November 10. Priority registration begins on November 28 and early registration for continuing students December 5.

CalWORKs students who are making satisfactory progress and have a current ed plan will have priority registration and be able to register starting November 28!

Your Checklist
  1. Make sure you have a current education plan.
  2. Make sure Fast Track has a copy of your current education plan.
  3. If you need to update your education plan or have questions about it, call the office to schedule an appointment with Claire, our academic counselor. 479-6344

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Report Forms

CalWORKs students, remember to turn in your October Hourly Activities Reports to our office by the 7th of November. We will forward to your ETS at the County after we verify your class enrollment.

Here are the blanks for November 1-15, November 16- 31, October 1- 15 and October 16 - 31. We also have copies of these in the office if you would like to pick them up here. Older forms may be found on the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Furniture for Families

Court Appointed Special Advocates - CASA - serves children in the Santa Cruz County foster care system due to abuse or neglect in their family homes. With time and support, many parents can be safely reunited with their children. These families often need furniture and household items to create a functional home. Furniture for Families collects donated furniture and household items to help reuniting families.

Furniture For Families also assists other agencies serving children and their families in Santa Cruz County, including Families in Transition, Family and Children’s Services, Adult Mental Health, The Salvation Army, Love Inc., Homeless Assistance Agencies, Santa Cruz Counseling Center and others.

For more information, visit their website.

Healthcare Job Openings

Salud Para La Gente has several job openings. Click here for details.

CalFresh - California Food Stamp Program

The CalFresh Program assists low income individuals, families and households to purchase nutritional food. You do not have to be on welfare to get food stamp benefits. There are eligibility requirements to receive food stamp benefits, and the benefit amount is determined on the size of your family and financial need. For more information:

CalFresh website
Pre-Screening Tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spring 12 Registration Dates/Times

Cabrillo will NOT be sending post cards in the mail this fall to inform you of your Spring 2012 semester registration date & time. You will be notified via your email only. Take a moment right now while you're thinking about it to check/update your email address in WebAdvisor. It only takes 1 minute, really!

Click on "Students Click Here"
Under "User Account", click on "Verify/Change My Contact Information"
At the bottom of that screen is your email address. Verify it is correct or enter the correct address
Click "Submit"

If you prefer you may verify/change your email address at the Admissions and Records Office.

This semester classes filled VERY quickly and the same will be true for the Spring. Don't miss your opportunity to register as soon as possible for your classes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Looking for a Job?

Be sure to sign up with Cabrillo's Student Employment Office so you can look at all the job postings available to Cabrillo students. There are a wide variety of postings, which are always being updated.

Veterans Information Center Grand Opening

Grand Opening - Dedication with California Congressman  Sam Farr

Wednesday, October 19
Room 914, Aptos Campus
1:00 to 5:00 P.M.

Free Barbeque!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Inside Solar Sales Consultant Job Opening

SolarCity in San Mateo currently has a Sales Consultant job opening. Click here for details.

County Medical Assistant Job Opening

The County of Santa Cruz has a Bilingual Medical Assistant job opening. Deadline to apply is 10/24. See County Website for description - here. Click here for other County employment opportunities.

Home Mortgage Assistance

California has implemented a number of programs under the Hardest Hit Fund. These programs, entitled Keep Your Home California, are federally-funded foreclosure prevention programs targeted at low and moderate income homeowners who have suffered a financial hardship, experienced a change in household circumstance, or are subject to a recent or upcoming increase in their monthly mortgage payment and are at risk of default on their home loan. Keep Your Home California programs include an Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program, Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance Program, Principal Reduction Program, and Transition Assistance Program.
Benefits of the Keep Your Home California programs include the following:
  • Up to $3,000 in monthly mortgage assistance for qualified unemployed homeowners for up to six months.
  • Up to $15,000 for eligible homeowners to help reinstate past due first mortgage loans.
  • Up to $50,000 on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis with participating lenders to reduce outstanding principal balances of qualifying borrowers with negative equity.
  • Up to $5,000 in transition assistance for eligible homeowners to move into more affordable places of residence.
The Keep Your Home California programs are only available to homeowners whose mortgage servicing company agrees to the terms and conditions governing the use of these funds. To see a list of participating servicers and which programs they are currently offering, please visit
For further information regarding the Keep Your Home California programs, please visit or call 888-954-5337.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Reports for October

CalWORKs students, remember to turn in your monthly Hourly Activities Reports to our office. We will forward to your ETS at the County after we verify your class enrollment.

Here are the blanks for September 1-15 and
September 16- 31. If you like to fill in as you go, here are forms for October 1- 15 and October 16 - 31. We also have copies of these in the office if you would like to pick them up here. Older forms may be found on the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

Temporary Work Available through Tsunami National Emergency Grant

Help the Harbor and Community Recover from the Tsunami!  

The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Santa Cruz County has received a National Emergency Grant (NEG) to hire 57 workers to help repair tsunami damage. The NEG project will be administered by WIB with program operators Central Coast Energy Services (CCES) and the Community Action Board (CAB) of Santa Cruz County.

Who Can Apply? Anyone 18 years or older and who:
  • Lost their job temporarily or permanently because of the March 11, 2011 tsunami, or
  • Who is currently unemployed and qualifies as a “dislocated worker” (laid off or unemployed 15 out of the last 26 weeks, etc.). Please refer to the Priority Tier Pre-Screening Form at under the “Jobs at CCES” tab.
What Kind of Jobs?

57 or more temporary jobs at the Santa Cruz Harbor and county coastal areas will be created over the next nine months starting July 18, 2011, including Crew Leader $18plus//hour and Crew Member $11plus/hour.  Each worker can earn a maximum of $12,000 or 1040 hours of employment, whichever comes first.

How do I apply?

CCES (46 jobs) - Find applications online: (Refer to “Jobs at CCES” tab)
Fax: (831) 539-2048

Note: DMV printout required for interview
Application information also available at
Candidates must be made WIA eligible before qualifying
for employment. See information about required
verifications on back of flyer. Applications will be
considered in the order they are received. Based on the
volume of applications received, only candidates who
have been selected for interview will be contacted.