Civicorps operates two social enterprises: Environmental Management and Recycling, which allows us to hire our students and provide paid job training.

Environmental Management Social Enterprise

Civicorps Job Training Crew

Civicorps’ Environmental Management Social Enterprise conducts environmental enhancement and mitigation projects for 11 public agency sponsors while providing paid job training for youth who are in our high-school diploma program.

Students work 32 hours a week, earning $12.86/hr while gaining occupational skills, soft skills, positive work evaluations, attendance and performance awards, and industry-recognized as well as in-house tool certifications, which bolsters their resume.

Students also earn AmeriCorps Education Awards and graduate with about $1,500 to fund their college education.

If your business or organization is interested in contracting with Civicorps for land management services, please contact our Job Training Manager Adam Cope at (510) 917-6979 or at

Recycling Social Enterprise

Civicorps RecyclingIn 2014, Oakland City Council included Civicorps as a partner with Waste Management in a landmark garbage franchise agreement, which allowed us to expand our collection services to 800 small businesses and create a training pipeline to union jobs.

Civicorps now offers 10 truck-driving pre-apprenticeships at our social enterprise as well as 10 additional apprenticeships and internships in partnership with Waste Management that lead to lucrative union jobs in partnership with Teamster Local 70 and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Union.

Following a two-year apprenticeship, youth enter union truck driving jobs, earning $70,000 a year and working towards a pension. Thus, these apprenticeships are a game changer for resilient youth, their families, and the entire city of Oakland.

If your business or organization is interested in contracting with Civicorps for our recycling pick-up services, please fill out our online form or contact us at  or call (510) 992-7871 between 6:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday-Friday.