Mid-year cuts restored.
Whereas, The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) Program is the cornerstone of California's welfare-to-work programs, currently serving over 47,000 students each year;
Whereas, The CalWORKs Program prepares welfare-recipient students for their first employment at a living wage;
Whereas, The CalWORKs Program educates students for their future steps on a lifelong career ladder; and
Whereas, The combined effect of the CalWORKs Program provides a significant boost to the California economy;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate oppose the proposed budget reductions in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) Program as short-sighted and counter-productive;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate support the continued provision of resources and support services to CalWORKs students; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the enhanced integration of the CalWORKs Program and regular community college programs to maximize student career-ladder success.