ERIC Number: ED326270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE): 1989-90 Annual Report.
Scott-Skillman, Thelma; Fong, Cheryl
Established by Assembly Bill (AB) 3103, the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program, currently administered in 44 community colleges throughout the state of California, was developed to help low-income, educationally disadvantaged, welfare-dependent single parents break the dependency cycle. The program provides educational support services, special classes, and supplemental allowances and grants to such students. Following a review of the founding legislation, a description of the support services and grants provided by CARE, and a discussion of the program target population and eligibility criteria, this report presents the results of an annual study of program participants. Study findings show that among the 2,942 program participants for the 1989-90 school year: (1) 21% were non-high school graduates; (2) 99% were single mothers; (3) 49% were between 26 and 35 years old; (4) 53% were white; (5) over one-half had received Aid to Families with Dependent Children for 31 months or more, with over 40% having received welfare assistance for more than 3 years; (6) 45% identified transfer as their educational objective, while 38% were seeking associate degrees; (7) 34% were new to the program at the beginning of 1989-90; (8) 11% had completed 70 or more units; and (9) 75% had earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with 31% achieving a 3.0 GPA or better. A copy of AB 3103, and a table listing the numbers of students served and fiscal allocation by college are appended. (GFW)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Females, High Risk Students, Nontraditional Students, One Parent Family, Program Evaluation, Special Needs Students, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Financial Aid, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education CA
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 7 at a meeting of the Board of Governors of California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, January 10-11, 1991).