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Sheryl Ashley
Program Specialist
Phone: (619) 660-4340



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.)


Student One-Stop Center, Room A-109
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019-4369

Phone: (619) 660-4340



CalWORKs S.T.E.P.S. Program Coordinator: Sheryl Ashley

      Student Services Specialist: Sara Allen

      Employment and Outreach Coordinator: Rita Shamoon

Counseling Faculty:*Martina Peinado, *Sandy Sada, *Asma Yassi *Emad Aloka, Carla Edwards, Stacey Mathis

*Spanish & Arabic speaking staff available

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00am 1:00pm

"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

Last Updated: 06/12/2018


Sheryl Ashley
Program Specialist
Phone: (619) 660-4340

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District