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EOPS/CARE History

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) History:


In 1969 Senate Bill 164 was enacted into law, establishing the Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) throughout the California Community Colleges.  SB 164 was incorporated into the California Education Code in July 1969 as follows:


The California Education Code, Article 8, Section 69640 states:  It is the intent of the Legislature that the California community colleges recognize the need and accept the responsibility for extending the opportunities for community college education to all who may profit there from regardless of economic, social, and educational status.  It is the intent and purpose of the Legislature in establishing the Community College Extended Opportunity Program and Services to encourage local community colleges to establish and implement programs directed to identifying those students affected by language, social, and economic handicap, to increase the number of eligible EOP&S students served, and to assist those students to achieve their educational objectives and goals, including, but not limited to, obtaining job skills, occupational certificates, associate degrees, and transferring to a four-year institution.


Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) History:

In 1982 Assembly Bill 3103 established the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program in the California Community Colleges, providing additional educational support services to EOPS students who are welfare-dependent, single head of household with children under 14 years of age (Assembly Bill 3103, Hughes, Statutes of 1982, Chapter 1029).