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Welcome to the College of the Canyons Empowerment Programs Department!

We consist of four equity-driven programs with one united vision of putting students and their needs first by providing extra support, resources, and sense of community/belonging to ensure their academic success. Please read the brief descriptions below and click on the individual program you are interested in learning more about.


Interested in EOPS/CARE, Inspire Scholars/NextUp, Undocumented Resource Center, or CalWORKs?

Click here to access our Empowerment Program(s) Applications!

Presentation Request

Submit a request for us to present to your students

In-person or virtual classroom presentations available


California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids

Students with dependent children who are receiving government assistance


Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

Students who demonstrate both academic and financial need

Inspire Scholars/NextUp

Current/Former Foster Youth

Provides Support Services for Current/Former Foster Youth


Undocumented Resource Center

Undocumented Students (AB 540, DACA, dreamers, out of
status, TPS, etc.)