Past Events

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 Tax Assistance Workshop GraphicAssemblyman Ken Cooley invites you to come discuss any legislative issues of importance to you and your family as well as receive help with completing your tax return for 2017. Professional accountants and IRS-certified volunteers will be on hand to assist with FREE tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals, families and small business owners.

Saturday March 17th
9:00am – Noon
Rusch Park - Sunrise Patio Room
7801 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights

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For more information, please call the District Office at 1+ (916) 464-1910.


Items to bring with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all family members
  • All W-2s and 1099s (or list of cash income or check stubs)
  • Other income/expense information
  • Total Tuition Fees & Expenses
  • Total Expenses Paid for Child/Day Care
  • Day Care Provider’s Identifying Number
  • Bank Account & Routing Number (if you want direct deposit)
  • Last year’s tax return
  • Information on any estimated tax payments made for the year (small business owners)


VITA Tax Assistance Workshops

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program also provides FREE basic tax return preparation for taxpayers making less than $54,000 a year.  VITA Workshops are held in numerous locations in Sacramento County.

Scheduling and Site Information:

Call 2-1-1 or 916-498-1000 or


Citrus Heights

Asian Resources, Inc.
7640 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights 95610

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Call 916-745-4313 for appointment


North Highlands

Department of Human Assistance
5747 Watt Ave.
North Highlands 95660

CLOSED after Mar. 28


Rancho Cordova

Department of Human Assistance
10013 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento 95827

CLOSED after Mar. 29

Folsom Cordova Community Partnership
10665 Coloma Rd., Ste. 200
Rancho Cordova 95670

SATURDAYS 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
CLOSED Mar. 31



American River College
4700 College Oak Dr.
Sacramento 95841

SATURDAYS 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Call 916-286-3691 X 12334 for appointment

Department of Human Assistance
2700 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento 95821

SATURDAYS, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
* Preparers fluent in Russian
CLOSED after Mar. 29


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Friday, February 9, 2018

Small Business Resource Workshop Graphic

You are invited to attend this informative workshop to explore topics on how to start a small business, manage and grow your business, increase access to capital, and discuss legislative issues.

Representatives from the State, County and local non-profits will be on hand to answer your questions and provide a variety of resources:

·       The County of Sacramento will discuss how small businesses can apply for procurement contracts with the County.

·       The Small Business Development Center will provide tips and resources on how small businesses can create an effective strategy, discover ways to generate revenue and grow their bottom line. 

·       California Capital Financial Corporation will speak about their services and on how to generate more business, finding and identifying business opportunities, reaching more customers and building customer relationships, and business financing. 

Attend this FREE Small Business Resource Workshop and find out how to access state and local resources designed to assist your small business.

·      Network with financial and business management experts.

Friday, February 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Carmichael Park – Clubhouse
5750 Grant Avenue
Carmichael, 95608

For more information, please call the district office at (916) 464-1910.

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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.

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


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


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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