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Sheryl Ashley
Program Coordinator

Counseling Center
Room A-109
(619) 660-4340


"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr



Welcome to Cuyamaca College's CalWORKs Program web site. Our program is called S.T.E.P.S. which is an acronym for Success Through Education Produces Self-Sufficiency.

Our program provides supportive services to CalWORKs recipients attending Cuyamaca College. We help students to achieve individual educational goals as well as learn employable skills with the ultimate goal of increased wage earning power to become economically self-sufficient.

The CalWORKs S.T.E.P.S. staff is ready to help potential and current students. We offer a variety of services and financial resources that can help you cover your educational and living costs while you are a student.

Who is Eligible?

You must be:

  • Receiving cash aid (CalWORKs) for yourself and at least one child
  • Enrolled or plan to be enrolled at least part-time
  • Working toward one or more of the following:
    •  AA Degree
    • Certificate
    • Transfer to a university
    • To improve work skills

(You do NOT need a high school diploma or GED to participate.)


Location: Counseling Center, Room A-202
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019-4369
Phone: (619) 660-4340
Fax: (619) 660-4549
Coordinator Sheryl Ashley
Counselor Carla Edwards
Counselor Nada Grigsby
Counselor Stacey Mathis
Counselor Mariam Mena (speaks Arabic)
Counselor Sandy Sada (speaks Arabic & Chaldean)
Counselor Veronica Silva (speaks Spanish)
Clerical Assistant Sara Allen (speaks Spanish)
Resource Specialist Emad Aloka (speaks Arabic)


Office Hours

Day Open Close
Monday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am 1:00 pm
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed  


Revised  October 16, 2014
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