CalWORKs at San Diego Continuing Education assists students in achieving self-sufficiency through education and career training opportunities. Students who receive cash aid are eligible for SDCE’s CalWORKs Program. Case management support services include assigned coordinators and advocates, academic and career counseling, paid work study and career services, and assistance with reimbursement requests for education and work study costs (course supplies, mileage, textbooks, uniforms, transportation, testing fees, etc.). CalWORKs services are available for eligible students enrolled at any of SDCE’s campuses or offsite locations.

Because SDCE cares about our students’ health and safety, currently all CalWORKs services are provided remotely and online. Please email for program information.

Meet the CalWORKs Team!

San Diego Continuing Education’s CalWORKs team is here to support you. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us. Click here for our support team contact information .

CalWORKs Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be receiving Cash Aid (CalWORKs)
  • Two Parent or Single Parent households w/child(ren) under 18 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled and attending class(es) at SDCE
  • In compliance with County CalWORKs program guidelines

CalWORKs Supportive Services

  • Academic and career counseling
  • Work Study Program
  • Student success workshops
  • Monthly attendance verification support (NOA 116)
  • Individual Training Plans (ITP)
  • CalWORKs break activities
  • Resources and referrals
  • Assistance with supportive services (i.e. transportation, textbooks; exam, certification, and licensing fees)

Enroll in SDCE’s CalWORKs Program

Steps to Enroll:

  2. Write down your CSID (Student Attendance no./ID) provided during the application process. Students must have this number.
  3. Check your email for an invite to set up your portal and create your student account.
  4. Take the Online Placement Assistance
    • ESL, GED, C.N.A. programs require a placement prior to enrollment.
    • Contact CalWORKs or Student Services Offices for more information.

      **If your program does not require placement assessments, proceed to Step 5

  5. Register and attend class.
  6. Complete the CalWORKs Application

CalWORKs Work Study Program

For more information on SDCE’s CalWORKs Work Study Program, please click here or contact our CalWORKs Job development Specialist, Rita Shamoon at (619) 800-3697 or

Schedule a CalWORKs Appointment

CalWORKs appointments are available by phone, text, email, or zoom.

Phone or Text Appointments

  • Call or text (619) 800-5317 or (619) 800-4472
  • Provide your CSID and/or CalWORKs case number

Students must have an email to enroll in SDCE’s CalWORKs Program. If you do not have an email, sign-up for a free gmail account here

Email Appointments

  • Request an appointment at Please include the following information:
    • Full Name
    • CSID number (Student ID Number)
    • CalWORKs case number
    • Reason for the appointment
    • Preferred appointment method (email, phone call, or Zoom)
    • Contact email and phone number
    • A CalWORKs staff member will contact students to schedule an appointment
    • A confirmation email will be sent

Zoom Appointments

Important Documents and Forms

Instructions for Filling Out SDCE CalWORKs PDF Forms

  1. DOWNLOAD the PDF form and open it in ADOBE ACROBAT (NOT in Internet Browser). If you need Adobe Acrobat, you may download it from
  2. Fill out the form with all required information.

Ready to Submit?

  1. Click “SUBMIT” on PDF form
  2. Select “EMAIL” and click “CONTINUE”
  3. An email box will pop up with the form attached. Make sure to click the send button!
  4. Our office will process received forms and call within a week to set up an appointment or orientation as applicable.

Please call 619-800-4472 or 619-800-5371 or email the CalWORKs team at with any questions.

For Assistance in applying for or questions on Cash Aid, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, or EBT, please call San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s Family Resource Center at (866) 262-9881.

SDCE CalWORKs Locations

Cesar E. Chavez Campus
1901 Main St.
San Diego, CA 92113
CalWORKs office (619) 800-4472

CE at Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126
CalWORKs office (619) 800-4472

CE Mesa College
17350 Armstrong Pl.
San Diego, CA 92111
CalWORKs office (619) 800-4472

Educational Cultural Complex
4343 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92113
CalWORKs office (619) 800-4472 

Mid-City Campus
3792 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
CalWORKs office (619) 800-4472

North-City Campus
8355 Aero Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123
CalWORKs office (619) 800-4472

West-City Campus
3249 Fordham St
San Diego, CA 92110
CalWORKs office (619) 800-4472

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