Civicorps is the only organization in the East Bay that offers both an Academic Pathway with an accredited high-school diploma program as well as a Professional Pathway with paid job training.
Our Academic and Professional Pathway program helps young adults, ages 18-24, obtain a high-school diploma, pursue post-secondary education, and embark on family sustaining careers.
- Education Immersion: For the first four months, students attend our full-service community school taking the classes needed to obtain a high-school diploma. Our innovative education approach includes individualized learning plans, study skills training, and tutoring. Students also engage in soft skills training, adult mentoring, case management, and community service.
- Employment and Education Integration: For 12-20 months, youth work 32 hours a week on paid job-training projects and attend classes in the evenings, working towards their high-school diploma. On-the-job, youth gain occupational skills, soft skills, and industry-recognized certifications. Students also participate in financial literacy to learn how to manage their income. Additionally, youth continue to engage in adult mentoring, case management, and community service.
- Career and College Support: For 12 months post-graduation, Civicorps offers assistance with applying for a job, placing youth in our internship program, enrolling in community college, accessing case management and tutoring, and procuring resources.
“Civicorps is an inspirational place. It provides young people who don’t fit into the traditional high school with a hands-on, enriching, and career-focused environment. Civicorps students graduate as exemplary stewards of the environment and empowered community leaders.”– Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney, District 3