Student Support Center

Fresh Success

Fresh Success

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For Students Receiving CalFresh (Federal Food Stamp Program)!


Fresh Success is an education and job training program serving Sacramento County CalFresh recipients who are enrolled in 6 or more units at CRC in an AA degree or certificate program.



CalFresh participation is a mandatory requirement for Fresh Success eligibility. If you're not receiving CalFresh, we can help you apply! 


Some things Fresh Success may help you do are:

  • Write an effective cover letter and resume;
  • Improve your interview skills & employer-valued soft skills;
  • Improve your basic English, reading, writing and math skills through Basic Education course enrollment;
  • Make informed academic or vocational decisions;
  • Assistance in navigating college resources and services;
  • Learn new jobs skills in professional, technical or vocational programs;
  • Increase your ability to complete local and state government employment applications;
  • Complete a non-transferable AA degree or certificate program.

Eligible participants may also receive the following Fresh Success services:

  • Textbook Voucher
  • Transportation Assistance (Gas Cards)
  • Parking Permit
  • Required class tools and supplies

Minimum Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Receiving or eligible to receive CalFresh (formerly know as Food Stamps) on your own case or your parents' case.*
  • Not receiving CalWORKs benefits for yourself (you may receive benefits for your children).
  • Be enrolled (not wait-listed) in 6 or more units  at CRC in a Career Technical Education (CTE) program
  • Be enrolled (not wait-listed) in 6 or more units at CRC, including at least one Basic Education class (remedial level English, Math) or one ESL class.
  • Be a Sacramento County resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

*Student participation in the following programs waive the CalFresh 20 hour/week student work requirement: DSPS, EOPS, CARE, Fresh Success, MESA, Puente, and State or Federal Work Study.

Apply for CalFresh at

To apply for the Fresh Success Program, please print & fully complete the attached forms:

  • Consent of Release
  • Fresh Success application (with required documents--see attached Fresh Success Information Sheet).
  • Return both forms and documents to the Student Support Center, Library Building-Room L106. 

We look forward to working with you!

Magalean Martin,, 916-691-7128

Susan Vang,, 916-691-7130

Student Support Center Receptionist, 916-691-7365



Fresh Success

Fresh Success

Fresh Success

Fresh Success

Where to Find Us

Location: Library Building, L125D

Mon - Friday 9:00 - 5:00pm

Phone: (916) 691-7031
Fax: (916) 691-7434