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Special Programs & Services

 Welcome to Special Programs & Services


Barstow Community College’s Special Programs and Services Department (SPS) is dedicated to providing access and support services to students who are educationally disadvantaged by social, physical, or economic barriers.

Special Programs and Services offers services through the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)(NextUp) (formerly known as Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), the Food Pantry and Basic Needs.

To get more information about the programs or to apply, complete the application online or email


The Department of Special Programs and Services provides access and support services to educationally disadvantaged students to overcome social, physical, and economic barriers and reach their academic, career, and personal goals by fostering an environment that promotes student success through independence and self-advocacy.




Meet the Team

Samera Kabir

Director of Special Programs & Services

ext. 6800

Nora Aguayo

EOPS Program Coordinator

ext. 7209

Mattie Mendibles

Student Success Advisor

ext. 7358

Griselda (Grace) Montano

Special Programs Specialist

ext. 7237

Briann (Bri) Garcia

Student Success Advisor

ext. 7355