At Riverside City College, we like to help all our students reach their full potential. Student-Parents at RCC can receive priority registration, take advantage of academic and health counseling, and join clubs and organizations across campus. Please look below for more information about the resources offered at RCC for our student-parents.
On-Campus Resources for Student-Parents
RCC Student-Parent Club has been formed to advocate, support, and create an identity for those of us who attend college and are carrying the label of a proud parent as well. As a parenting student, there are specific barriers and needs that come with our college experience. The student-parent club is where you can be heard, empowered, and meet others who share your similar experiences.
Araceli Calderón, Araceli.Calderon@rcc.edu
Anne Lenox, Anne.Lenox@rcc.edu
The Basic Needs Resource Center is available to all RCC students who feel they are
in need. We define NEED as a situation where students are faced with financial challenges and would otherwise
have limited resources to supplement their meals.
Location: Dr. Charles A Kane Student Services and Administrations Building Room 104
Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm; Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm.
Phone: (951) 328-3777
CalWORKs is committed to helping eligible families with supportive services, through
collaboration with our community partners, to prepare them to pursue personal, academic,
and career goals. Our CalWORKs staff is available to assist students by providing
valuable services and resources needed to find success in school and in the workplace.
Location: Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services and Administration Building - Second Floor Room 202
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Tuesday until 6pm) - Closed all major holidays
Contact: Carol Wohlk, CalWORKs Specialist, email@example.com or CalWORKs@rcc.edu
Phone: (951) 222-8648 or (951) 222-8198
You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression! RCC’s Career Closet is a free clothing boutique that specializes in providing new or gently used professional attire to students. Every enrolled RCC student can select two outfits to keep per semester. Students also receive guidance on proper professional attire for career events and job interviews. The Career Closet is located in Portable 6 between Landis Theater and Technology A.
The Career Closet is NOW OPEN Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 - 4 pm for walk-ins. No appointment needed.
If you cannot visit during regular hours, please make an appointment to select two free professional outfits. You can choose from a variety of available days and times.
All students visiting the Career Closet must be approved to come to campus through Cleared4.
The first 5 years of a child’s life are so important, nurturing childcare plays a vital role. The Child Development Center and Learning Laboratory provide a rich, social, supportive, academically focused atmosphere for young children and a structured learning environment for RCC students, the next generation of childcare professionals. With an extremely favorable caregiver-to-child ratio (in addition to instructors) our accredited facility is an excellent choice. Kids who participate in quality pre-school/childcare programs are better prepared for future education — grade school and college or university. Our program cares for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (up to age 6). License #: 334809484 and 330908047
Children’s Center Hours 6:30 am – 5:30 pm
Office Hours 9 am – 5:30 pm
Observation Hours (Morning) 9 am – 12:30 pm
Observation Hours (Afternoon) 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
For more information contact the Child Development Center and Learning Laboratory at (951) 222-8068.
- Students must be enrolled full-time (12 units in fall and spring terms) *exceptions may apply for DRC or foster youth students
- CA Resident or AB540 qualified
- Have completed less than 45 degrees applicable (course) units
- Qualify for the California College Promise Grant
Student must have an educational disadvantage
- Must be an EOPS student
- Single head of household
- Must have at least 1 child under age 18
- Receive cash aid through the county CalWORKs/TANF program for themselves or their child(ren).
CARE services include stipends, gas cards, grocery cards, meal tickets, parking permit, student services fees, and provide a CARE book and supply voucher. The parking permit and book voucher depends on whether the county will be providing these services, if not CARE will.
Samantha Cannon, Samantha.Cannon@rcc.edu
- Kane - First Floor 1 (men’s) Toilet/1 Urinal (public/students)
- Digital Library Breezeway - 1 Toilet (public/students)
- Digital Library Fourth Floor - 1 Toilet (staff)
- Tech A - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/students)
- Tech B - 1 Toilet (public/students)
- Auto Tech - 1 Toilet(men’s) (public/students)
- Auto Tech - 1 Toilet (women’s) (public/students)
- Lovekin - 1 Toilet (public/students)
- Huntley Gym - 1 Toilet (women’s) (staff)
- Huntley Gym - 1 Toilet (men’s) (staff)
- Warehouse - two 1 Toilet Restrooms (public/students)
- Music - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/staff)
- BE - 1 Toilet (men’s) and 1 Toilet (women’s) (public/students)
- Quad - 1 Toilet (staff)
- Cosmo - 1 Toilet (public/students)
- Aquatics Center - 2 Toilets (public/students)
- Art - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/students)
- Wheelock Stadium - 4 Toilets (public/students)
- Early Childhood Education - 2 Toilets (public/staff)
- Math and Science - 6 Toilets (staff)
Student parents will be eligible for La Casa if they are enrolled and fall into one of the RCC Student Equity Gaps. This may include, Latino/a/x, Chicano, Hispanic, Indigenous, Black, African American, Native American, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Veterans, Foster Youth, and Students with Disabilities. Once they join, the requirements are to attend 1 counseling appointment and 2 workshops or events throughout the semester.
Benjamin Vargas, Benjamin.Vargas@rcc.edu
Riverside City College now offers breast feeding mothers an on-the-go lactation pod. Designed to provide a clean, private and comfortable environment for lactating mothers, the Mamava pod is located on the third floor of the Digital Library. It is available on a first come, first serve basis and is exclusively for breast feeding women– faculty, staff and students of RCC.
At RCC Library, we are committed to supporting all of our students. We want you to do more than survive-- we want you to thrive. And we are so proud of you when you do! Our support includes physical resources, academic materials, working with a librarian to get you what you need FAST, presenting you with options for keeping your kids busy so you can study, and snacks!
The RCC Resource Center located on the second floor Bradshaw (above the cafeteria) open 9 am - 4 pm is here to provide students with FREE snacks, school supplies such as pens, pencils and highlighters. Toiletries such as razors, pads, tampons, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorants, shampoo, conditioners, lotions, body wash. Printing is also available with a lounge and computers.
Student Employment offers students the opportunity to have part-time employment on or off-campus that can be related to their chosen field of study. It also provides employment that can be flexible to their school schedules. Finally, student employment allows students to gain work experience and assist in paying for their educational expenses. Types include Federal Work-Study, Institutional funded work-study, and CalWorks Work-Study.
Heather Yates, Heather.Yates@rcc.edu
The Pregnant and Parenting Students’ Rights Toolkit has information on how title IX applies to pregnant and parenting students.
UMOJA provides our students with specialized, comprehensive 2-year educational plans, help students to transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, develops students into community leaders, mentors, etc. We provide a student center for students to study and do homework, provide book laptop lending, tutoring. academic advising, workshops, etc.
Sharon Walker, Sharon.Walker@rcc.edu