Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program provides comprehensive support services to first generation college students who come from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. “Over and above” support services are provided to assist students in the completion of their educational goals.


Madera Community College EOPS/CARE Office

Location: Portable room R2A
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (559) 675-4142
Email: eops@maderacollege.edu


EOPS Services

EOPS provides academic and financial support to community college students whose educational and socioeconomic backgrounds may deter them from successfully attending college and completing their educational goals. Services include:


  • Students required to meet with counselor (3) times per term
  • Development of student educational plans
  • Personal counseling, guidance and motivation
  • Career planning and course selection
  • Assistance with graduation requirements

  • First students to register for classes
  • Access courses earlier to reach educational goals

  • Monitor academic progress
  • Timely intervention and supportive services
  • Referrals to campus resources for personal and academic success

  • Textbook voucher to help pay for required textbooks

  • EOPS financial aid grant (more money to help with educational costs)
  • Referrals to the financial aid office

  • Upcoming deadlines
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Tutoring services
  • Access to additional services/resources to reach educational goals

  • CSU/UC admissions application fees waived
  • Field trips to 4-year colleges to understand the transfer process
  • Assistance with the transfer process

EOPS Staff / Counselors

The EOPS office at Madera Community College is ready to assist and engage with our students. Our goal is to provide additional services to help our students succeed and reach their educational goals. Take a look at the list of our dedicated staff:

Gabriela Encinas
Director of Student Success

Sophie Adame
Budget Technician


John DeFore
Office Specialist

Celeste Martinez
Program Assistant



Counselor Contact Information
Sergio Lemus Sergio.Lemus@maderacollege.edu or (559) 675-4829
Eric Pacheco Eric.Pacheco@maderacollege.edu or (559) 675-4867
Crystal Marmolejo crystal.marmolejo@maderacollege.edu or (559) 675-4142
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