CalWORKs students at a creativity workshop
CalWORKs students at a creativity workshop

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Reaching out for assistance can make your college experience easier. CalWORKs students are encouraged to explore the resources, services and support groups available to you. 

CalWORKs offers a parenting support group

Parent Support Group

In this CalWORKs peer-led group, we address hardships, share celebratory milestones, discuss work-study job leads, share available resources, healthy meal planning, family/friendly activities, gardening tips, and more.

Sign in: Join via the CalWORKs Live office.

CalWORKs Pride is an LGBTQ+ support group

CalWORKs Pride

CalWORKs Pride promotes social justice and advocacy for LGBTQ parents, parents raising LGBTQ children and their allies by working toward the enhancement of equity. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 2 - 3 pm via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 932 8862 4778

Passcode: 177979

Q-Corner LGBTQIA+ support group

The Q-Corner

The Q-Corner is a safe space for LGBTQ students to meet other students, parents and allies. We meet on the last Friday of the month, at Noon to 1 pm, via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 948 0944 0300

Passcode: 202962

Time Management

It is a good rule of thumb to study at least 2 hours per week for every hour you are in class. Therefore, if you are not devoting at least 2 hours of study time you probably won’t do as well as you’d like. Let’s look at a sample full time student schedule:

If a student is taking 12 units then they can expect the following:

  • In-class time: 12 hours per week (1 hour per unit)
  • Homework time: +24 hour per week (2 - 3 hours per unit)
  • Drive time: 2 hours
  • Extracurricular activities: 2 hours
  • Total time: +40 hours a week.

This is why it is very difficult to work 40+ hours a week AND take 12 units. It's like working two full time jobs! The following guidelines are recommended to determine your workload. 

  • If you work 40 hours per week, take no more than 6 units
  • If you work 30 hours per week, take no more than 9 units
  • If you work 20 hours per week, take no more than 12 units
  • If you work 5 - 15 hours per week, take no more than 14 - 16 units.
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