From single teenage mother on welfare to Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at Laney College, Mildred Lewis knows the struggles some of our students face. With her guidance and commitment, she inspires participants in the EOPS, CARE and b2b programs to excel through life’s challenges and reach their academic goals.
Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages.
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
CARE is a supplemental component of EOPS. It is designed to motivate, encourage and support single parents on Welfare (TANF) who desire job-relevant education in order to break the dependency cycle and become self-sufficient.
b2b Learning Community
The b2b Learning Community is a collaboration between Laney Community College’s EOPS Program and Beyond Emancipation that has been designed to support former foster youth to enter and be successful at Laney Community College.
For more information about these learning communities, please visit: http://www.laney.edu/wp/eops/