Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Numerous high schools throughout Sacramento County are hosting free Cal Grant application workshops in the communities of Arden Arcade, Calvine, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, North Highlands, Rancho Cordova, Sheldon, and Rosemont.

Parents and students can receive assistance with grant applications, including FAFSA*, the Middle Class Scholarship, the Dream Act, and Chaffe Grants from representatives with the Sacramento County of Education and the California Student Opportunity and Access Program, (Cal-SOAP). These Cash for College application workshops are open to everyone regardless of where your child attends high school.

Below is a list of the free Cash for College Workshops in the 8th assembly district.



Fall 2017 Cash For College Workshops


Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
San Juan High School
7551 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Calvine High School
8333 Vintage Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95828


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Highlands High School
6601 Guthrie Street
North Highlands


Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cordova High School
2239 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova


Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rosemont High School
9594 Kiefer Blvd


Thursday, October 25, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Encina High School
1400 Bell Street


Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sheldon High School
8333 Kingsbridge Drive


Winter 2018 Cash For College Workshops


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Del Campo High School
4925 Dewey Drive
Fair Oaks


Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cordova High School
2239 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova


Financial Aid Checklists - these checklists can help you plan and pay for college.

FAFSA is the application for federal student aid like Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), TEACH Grant, and federal student loans as well as state financial aid like Cal Grants. Most institutions also use the FAFSA for institutional need-based financial aid.


Additional Resources:

California Public Higher Education Institutions:

  • California Community Colleges
    1102 Q Street Sacramento, CA 95811
  • University of California System
    1111 Franklin Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
  • Association of Independent California Colleges
    1100 11th Street
    Suite 10
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  • California State University System
    401 Golden Shore
    Long Beach, CA 90802


Scholarship Information:

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Community Coffee Assemblyman Ken Cooley will host two community coffee events at locations in Gold River and Rancho Murieta in late October. At these coffees constituents will be able to meet with Assemblyman Cooley to discuss issues important to them, get help with a state agency, or just stop by to say hello.

Saturday, October 28

Gold River
9 - 10:30 a.m.
2095 Golden Center Lane

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Rancho Murieta
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Local Bean
7238 Murieta Drive

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Join the Sacramento Chapter of HADASSAH, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Sacramento Section, and Assemblyman Ken Cooley for the 2017 Sima Spector "Healthy Families, Healthy Lives" Health Conference

The 22nd annual Sima Spector Health Conference is an opportunity to focus on nutrition, exercise and mindfulness as the keys to better health. This year's conference is titled as, Wellness with Mindfulness: Healthy Body, Heart and Mind.

Speakers include Maxine Barish-Wreden, MD, a specialist in integrative, holistic medicine (Medical Director, Institute for Health and Healing, Sutter Health), and Linda Larsen, RN, a registered yoga therapist specializing in cardiac health (UC Davis). Erika Meredith, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, a certified orthopedic specialist in the use of exercise to improve physical function (Kaiser-Permanente) will also participate, teaching a session in Therapeutic Movement.  They will also learn what mindfulness is and how to practice it, both in day-to-day life and during mindful exercise regimens such as yoga, which relieve stress, foster self-compassion, and contribute to physical as well as mental health. Exhibitors from dozens of local health and community-based organizations will also be present, staffing tables and handing out information.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova CA 95670

5:00 p.m. Check-in, Visit Exhibitors
5:30 p.m. Program Begins
8:30 p.m. Conference Ends

Must RSVP or please call (916) 464-1910 by September 6, 2017.

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Attendance is free. We encourage men as well as women to attend. There is ample free parking. A light meal will be provided.

About the Sima Spector Health Conference:
This annual conference originated from Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America, nationally providing free quality health education and information to women of all ages and all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Sima Spector organized and led the Hadassah "Healthy Women, Healthy Lives" Women's Health Conference in the Sacramento area from 1994 until 2006, when she was tragically killed by a drunk driver. During the past decade, the conference was renamed to honor her memory and her dedication to health education. 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Enjoy a pancake breakfast and get important information about ways to fight and prevent fraud and identity theft. A panel of experts and representatives from the California Contractors Licensing BoardSacramento County District Attorney’s OfficeSacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the US Postal Inspection Service will be on hand to speak about ways to prevent and report fraud.

Friday, August 25
8 - 9 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast
9 - 11 a.m. - Senior Scam Stopper

Carmichael Presbyterian Church - Dining Hall
5645 Marconi Avenue, Carmichael

Free parking provided behind the church off of Myrtle Lane or Robertson Avenue.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Community CoffeeAssemblyman Ken Cooley will host two community coffee events at locations in Carmichael and Foothill Farms during the month of July. At these coffees constituents will be able to meet with Assemblyman Cooley to discuss issues important to them, get help with a state agency, or just stop by to say hello.

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Saturday, July 8

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Insight Coffee Roasters
Milagro Centre
6241 Fair Oaks Blvd.

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Saturday, July 8
Foothill Farms

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
5345 Elkhorn Blvd.

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