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TANF Profile of CCSF Students Who Are Welfare Recipients.

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This document highlights some of the aspects surrounding students at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) who are receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), or are welfare recipients. CCSF receives funding to provide education, training, and support to TANF students referred to the college by the Department of Human Services (DHS). Two categories of TANF recipients enroll in CCSF programs: those formally referred by DHS, and those already enrolled in programs at the institution. Limited time is allowed for funding, as TANF recipients must find employment within 18 months of establishing a work and education plan. Report highlights for the spring 1997 term include: (1) 73% of TANF students were enrolled in non-credit courses, 23% were enrolled in credit courses, and 4% were enrolled in both; (2) most TANF students were female, although some single-male parents and dual families were recipients; (3) the average TANF recipient was found to be older than the average CCSF student (about 30-49 years of age); (4) TANF students were found to enroll mostly in English-as-a-Second Language courses (60% of students) and English (32%) courses; (5) the majority of TANF students attend CCSF for the same length of time as the average CCSF student; and (6) when performance of TANF students was examined, the average GPA was just below that of other CCSF students, typical of most TANF students across the state. (CJW)

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Author:Gabriner, Robert; Mery, Pamela
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Date:Jan 1, 2000
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