California Newcomer Education and Well-Being

The California Newcomer Education and Well-Being (CalNEW) project provides funding to school districts with a significant number of eligible students to improve their well-being, English-language proficiency, and academic performance. CalNEW project funding is intended to assist school districts in planning, designing, and implementing supplementary instructional and social adjustment support services. The CalNEW project intends to address the needs of eligible students by fostering collaborative relationships between participating school districts, community based organizations, and service providers.

Authoritative Statute

Assembly Bill 99 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2017) appropriated ten million dollars ($10,000,000) from the State General Fund to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) over three fiscal years beginning in State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2017-18 to provide additional services for refugees and other eligible school-age students.

Project Partners

Cajon Valley Union San Diego
Elk Grove Unified Sacramento
Glendale Unified Los Angeles
Grossmont Union High San Diego
Hayward Unified Alameda
Los Angeles Unified Los Angeles
Mendota Unified Fresno
Modesto City Schools Stanislaus
Oakland Unified Alameda
San Diego Unified San Diego
San Francisco Unified San Francisco
San Juan Unified Sacramento