Resources Merced College Programs & Community Resources

 CalWORKs


 

CalWORKs

The Merced College CalWORKs program serves students and their families by providing educational and career opportunities, combined with an array of high-quality support services that enable students to complete their education goals, find meaningful employment, and a successfully transition into the workforce. Through collaboration and advocacy with our college and community partners, we prepare a segment of California's workforce by promoting the economic self-sufficiency of  CalWORKs students through the attainment of a higher education.

http://www.mccd.edu/resources/calworks/index.html

 Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)

 DSP&S

The Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) offers educational support services for students with a variety of disabilities, including those students with physical, psychological, communicative and learning disabilities. Support services and accommodations include, but are not limited to, priority registration, scheduling assistance, academic and vocational counseling, interpreters, test-taking accommodations, assistive technology and e-text, Kurzeil, or PDF. 

http://www.mccd.edu/resources/dsps/index.html

 Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

 EOPS

The primary goal of Merced College EOPS is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic and support counseling, financial aid and other support services.

http://www.mccd.edu/resources/eops/index.html

 

Foster Youth

 Guardian Scholars Program                                                                                             foster youth   

The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to the success of current or former foster youth. We provide a support system to help our students complete a certificate program, obtain an A.A. Degree, or transfer to a four-year institution. The program connects student with resources based on individual goals and needs.

http://www.mccd.edu/resources/financialaid/foster-youth.html

 

LGBTQ

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning)

lgbtq

Gay Central Valley-Exists to contribute to and enrich the cultural life and expression of lesbian, gay,  bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, their families, friends and supporters through awareness and education of the diversity and history of the LGBT community in California's Central Valleywww.gaycentralvalley.org

 The Merced LGBT Community Center-dedicated to fostering the healthy, successful lives of the LGBTQ and Ally communityhttp://mercedlgbtcenter.org

The Place - The PLACE is a non-religious support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 14-20, based in Modesto, CA. Parent support groups also available. http://cacc-ucc.org/growing/the-place-youth-group

 

 Veterans Resource Center

veterans

 Merced College welcomes military veterans and dependents wishing to further their education and encourages them to seek assistance through the Merced College Veterans Resource Center located in the Student Union Building.  Staff are available to provide the paperwork and information necessary to establish eligibility.  Veterans and dependents are also supplied with information about other campus resources and local agencies services.  Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all new and returning veterans and dependents to contact them directly www.benefits.va.gov/gibill or (888) 442-4551 for questions about their benefits and payments.  

http://www.mccd.edu/resources/veterans/index.html