Mission & Goals

  • The mission of Fullerton College CARE program is to support our students in achieving their academic and personal goals.
  • Stimulate and support student interests in their intellectual, educational and vocational achievement.
  • Recruit and retain CARE students.
  • Provide personal and accessible services.
  • Facilitate the transfer and career placement of students.
  • Supplement the traditional education and student support programs of the college.
  • Positively affect student self-concept and self-esteem.


The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOP&S) was legislatively mandated in 1969 with the passage of SB 164 (Alquist). This “social reform” legislation encouraged the California Community Colleges to develop programs and services designed to meet the educational needs of [all] students handicapped by “language, social and economic disadvantages,” these programs and services to be “over, above, and in addition to those regularly offered at the college,” and which “encourage student growth, development, and successful participation” in collegiate life.

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program (a multi-agency program sponsored by the State of California Department of Social Services, the State Employment Development Department and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges), was established in 1982 as a supplemental component of EOP&S to provide educational support services and activities for the academically under-prepared, welfare-dependent, single head-of-household population.


EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, & FYSI Program Director

Sonia Duran
Director- EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs & FYSI
(714) 992-7097

Counselors- Full- Time

Dr. Arnette Edwards
(714) 992-7253

Program Coordinator

Dolores Cornejo
Interim CARE Program Coordinator,
FYSI Program Coordinator &
EOPS Student Services Specialist
(714) 732-5382  or (657) 217-2470

Support Staff

Shawntel Palacios
CARE Student Hourly
(714) 992-7000 ext. 24126 or (714) 992-7173

Program Contact Info

(714) 992-7000 ext. 24126, (714) 992-7173 or (657) 217-2470

Hours and Location

First Floor 2000 bldg. Room 2002

Mondays:        8:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesdays:       8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesdays:  8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursdays:      8:00am– 5:30pm
Fridays:           Closed