What We Do


We advocate for policy changes in both the higher education and welfare systems, statewide and nationally. Policy changes we support include those which create greater access to higher education for parenting students, and those which provide families more support to live and learn.


The centerpiece of our training calendar is our Annual Training Institute (ATI), held every year for the past ten years. We also offer Coffee with CalWORKs twice a month and regular workshops, bringing information, innovations, and diverse points of view to our community of students and staff.


Student-Parents Are Reimagining CalWORKs (SPARC) is a two-year project funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation in which parenting college students reimagine both the community college and welfare systems. This human-centered design work will transform the future of families in California and across the US.