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Outstanding Grads: Samantha Rushing, BCC President’s Medallion Award Winner

16 May 2016

Samanta Rushing EditSamantha Rushing is this year’s President’s Medallion Award winner from Berkeley City College.

Rushing knew early that she wanted to be an English teacher. Growing up just outside Stockton, she wished her teachers were more inspiring. At age 16, she decided that teaching would be her professional goal and, although there were a few bumps along the road, that goal has never waivered.

At Berkeley City College, Rushing maintained a 3.92 GPA. She credits the EOPS and CalWORKs programs for helping her realize her goal. And it helped that BCC teachers, staff and administrators genuinely care about students and do everything in their power to help them stay on the right path, Rushing says.

The future teacher was hired as an English tutor her first semester at BCC and has helped dozens of students since. She has also served as the Secretary of the Associated Students at Berkeley City College. A single parent of a four-year-old girl, Rushing was accepted to UC Santa Cruz, Sacramento State University and California State University, East Bay, and she is waiting to hear from UC Davis and UC Berkeley.

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Student Spotlight – Chandra Johnson-Malone, Laney College

5 September 2014

Chandra Johnson-Malone managed 4 kids and a degree with the help and support of both the Laney’s CalWORKs and EOPS learning communities. From assistance to independence, her story is a testament that through hard work and a strong support system, anything is possible!

Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs”
The Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs” is dedicated to providing a wealth of supportive student services to ensure each student a success! Since 1998, Laney College has taught, trained, counseled and helped students on Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) find a job through its CalWORKs Program.

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages.

For more information, please visit: http://www.laney.edu/wp/eops/

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Peralta News – EOPS/CalWORKS/b2b & CARE at Laney College

8 August 2014

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages.

Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs”
The Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs” is dedicated to providing a wealth of supportive student services to ensure each student a success! Since 1998, Laney College has taught, trained, counseled and helped students on Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) find a job through its CalWORKs Program.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
CARE is a supplemental component of EOPS. It is designed to motivate, encourage and support single parents on Welfare (TANF) who desire job-relevant education in order to break the dependency cycle and become self-sufficient.

b2b Learning Community
The b2b Learning Community is a collaboration between Laney Community College’s EOPS Program and Beyond Emancipation that has been designed to support former foster youth to enter and be successful at Laney Community College.

For more information about these learning communities, click here

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College of Alameda’s EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs Graduates

3 June 2014

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On Wednesday, May 22, 2014, the College of Alameda celebrated the achievements of the EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs graduates.  The EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs class of 2014 is comprised of 76 students who will graduate, transfer and/or receive a Certificate of Completion.

This is a phenomenal class as the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 COA scholarship winners, as well as the Jack Kent Cook Foundation scholarship awardee, were overwhelming EOPS/CARE and/or CalWORKs students  – all of whom graduated with higher or highest honors. 

Councilmember Desley Brooks was the keynote speaker; and all of the COA administrators were present to congratulate the honorees. 

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Outstanding Grads of the Class of 2014: Meet Randi Elaine Stewart

29 May 2014

Randi Elaine Stewart

Randi Elaine Stewart graduated from College of Alameda last week and will be attending Cal State East Bay this coming fall.

Of her experience, she writes, “After an 8-year career in the corporate world, in October of 2010, I decided to return to school and obtain an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Although I did exceptionally well in both Bus 1A and 1B, I determined that working in this field was not something I wanted to pursue.  It was when I took Physical Geography at the College of Alameda that I discovered what truly interested me. Ever since, I have been captivated by the mechanisms of the Earth and have yearned to obtain a better knowledge of the planet and its rapidly changing systems. I immediately changed my major to Geography and am intending on using this education to obtain a career that involves environmental work or the use of Geographical Information Systems.”

“My goal is to work outdoors in a field where my research and development will contribute to the preservation our planet’s natural resources,” Randi says. And she is well on her way, attending CSU East Bay as Geography major.

Randi is a CalWORKs student who has maintained two work-study positions (working 25-30 hours per week) while concurrently enrolled in 12 units and maintaining a 3.79 GPA.  Randi is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.   In addition, the college scholarship committee selected Randi to receive the 2014 $500 Follett Bookstore Scholarship Award.

As a single mom on welfare, Randi writes, “I know firsthand the hardships that accompany the pursuit of higher education. I found my path and was able to enroll in school and pursue a career in Geography; however it was not an easy task. During my entire academic career, I have struggled with the idea of withdrawing and securing a full-time job to relieve the financial stresses I endure each month.  However, I have been able to continue thus far and am now on my way to becoming a well-educated global citizen.”

Randi adds, “To be the first member of my family to graduate from college would be a dream come true.”

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P-SPAN – EOPS Graduation at Laney College

3 June 2013

The EOPS Program (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) at Laney College celebrated their graduation on May 14, 2013.

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