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What is EOPS?

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a student support program for educationally and economically disadvantaged students funded by the State of California and Siskiyou Joint Community College District. It is designed to benefit students who historically have been underrepresented in higher education and who need both educational and financial assistance to attend college.

What is CARE?

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) is a student support program to assist single parents on CalWORKs or TANF to become successful students and eventually find meaningful employment.

CARE accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Important Student Forms

End-of-Semester Check In Form

EOPS/CARE Program Contact Requirements Calendar

First Progress Check in Form

Mutual Responsibility Contract Spring 2022

Probation Academic Success Plan

Additional Information

EOPS/CARE Informational Flyer

Orientation Schedule


Did you know that CalFresh benefits can assist college students in purchasing food? And most college students are eligible! For more information about CalFresh please go to this page:

Contact EOPS

Patrick Walton, Vice President of Student Services; EOPS/CARE Director

Marlena Shaffer, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Coordinator/Advisor

Michelle Knudsen, EOPS/CARE Counselor

Kim Peacemaker, EOPS/CARE Counselor – Yreka campus

College of the Siskiyous
EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs Office, Eddy Hall 3
800 College Avenue
Weed CA 96094

Phone: (530) 938-5309
Fax (530) 938-5379