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EOPS & CARE

About Our Program

What is EOPS?

 

EOPS stands for Extended Opportunity Program & Services. It was legislated more than 50 years ago to attract and to assure that eligible students, who are economically and educationally vulnerable, are provided the additional support needed to attain a college education. EOPS continues to provide support services that help to relieve financial expenses, while also providing a system of caring and belonging with accountability from start to finish.

Our Mission Statement

Driven by a legacy of equity and social justice, we provide a personalized connection for our students so they have the navigational capital to achieve academic success. We enhance the student experience by offering solution-based practices. We provide over and above services aimed to encourage, support, and empower students from entry to completion.

Our Values

Innovative Technology: We apply the use of technology to improve our operations and workflow.

Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable toward meeting EOPS implementation guidelines.

Navigating: We inform and guide students through various campus resources to promote awareness and to build self-advocacy skills that will navigate Foothill College and transition into the 4-year college system and/or their future career.

Specialized Attention: We provide personalized services to meet students’ individual and unique needs.



Joyful: We promote a friendly, joyful environment filled with compassion for each other and our students.



Collegial: We work in a supportive and trusting, team-based environment that allows for collegial decision-making.



Innovation: We provide a safe space that encourages innovation and experimentation of ideas.

What is CARE?

Are you a single parent? Yes, read more!

CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) is part of EOPS. As a single parent, you may be eligible for CARE.

CARE focuses on the special needs of single parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

EOPS/CARE staff act as liaisons with the State Department of Social Services, CalWORKs, and other community agencies to make your educational experience a positive one.

You are eligible for CARE support if you

  • are the single head of your household
  • a TANF recipient
  • meet EOPS eligibility

It is our commitment to extend support services to CARE students to help them achieve their educational goals at Foothill College. The concept of "over & above" in assisting CARE students is embraced and exercised among our dedicated staff.

Available Services

  • Gas Cards
  • Textbooks
  • Tutorials
  • Financial Assistance
  • Counseling
  • Resource Referrals
  • Workshops and Conferences
  • Educational Supplies
  • CalWORKs Update

Do you qualify?

Do You Qualify?

Take this one-minute assessment to help you self-identify your eligibility for the CARE program.

  1. Are you a single parent?
    Yes___ No___

  2. Are you currently receiving TANF?
    Yes___ No___

  3. Do you have at least one child under the age of 14 years old?
    Yes___ No___

If you answered, "YES" to the above questionnaire and anticipate to enroll in college full time, then you may be eligible for the CARE program. There will be additional criteria that will be considered.

Our Team

EOPS team members four women and two malesFrom L-R: Kai Chang (EOPS Coordinator), April Henderson (EOPS Director), Tilly Wu (EOPS Counselor), Lily Luu (EOPS Administrative Assistant, Senior)  Sarah Corrao (EOPS Coordinator), Tobias Nava (EOPS Counselor).

Contact Us

WINTER 2024 EOPS CALENDAR

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Questions?
We're Here to Help!

EOPS/CARE Office

650.949.7207


fheops@fhda.edu


Student Services Building 8000, Room 8202, 2nd floor

View EOPS Office Hours

For Virtual Assistance

During office hours listed, visit  EOPS Student Live Connect or email  fheops@fhda.edu.

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