Napa Valley College EOPS and CalWORKs hosted a drive-thru graduation celebration on May 27. Graduates who participated – 28 of the 50 students graduating this year – received a NVC cap and gown, medallion, certificate of completion, snacks, and a congratulation card signed by EOPS staff. During the drive-thru, students and their families were greeted and cheered by EOPS and financial aid staff, who work with about 300 students each year.
The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program is a state-funded, community College Program designed to assist students by providing “over and above and in addition to” the services already offered at a community college. These Services are specifically designed for students who are economically and educationally underserved.
The CalWORKs Program at Napa Valley College assists welfare recipient students and those in transition off of welfare to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through coordinated student services including: work study, job placement, academic, personal and career counseling, transfer assistance, on campus child care referral, coordination, and referral to supportive services on and off campus.