Our mission is to re-engage young adults to earn a high school diploma, gain job skills, pursue college, and embark on family sustaining careers.

News and Impact Stories

What’s new at the Job Training Center?

What’s new at the Job Training Center?

A new parking lot! Stop by and check out the new parking lot at our Job Training Center. We refurbished our parking lot, removing existing pavement and installing new asphalt, restriping new parking lines, and installing a 7′ high heavy grade iron fence and...

“Just Keep Doing You”

“Just Keep Doing You”

Like many of our current staff, Monique “Mo” Williams joined the Civicorps family as a Corpsmember (technically, she joined the East Bay Conservation Corps, as we were called in 1999 when Mo first came through our doors). Over the following 20 years, she...

#NoFilter, Just Nature

#NoFilter, Just Nature

“This is beyond me!” Mani* shouts as she realizes how tough carrying a 65L backpack is while hiking up a mountain. Corpsmembers ahead of her would hear her and shout back, “but you’re doing it!” The support and encouragement to move forward was the highlight of this...

Got E-waste?

Got E-waste?

Got E-waste? Are you an Oakland resident? Come to Oakland’s Bulky Block Party on the last Saturday of each month, where you’ll find Civicorps Recycling collecting all your E-waste. This partnership with the City of Oakland allows residents to remove E-waste...

Another Grad Goes Wild

Another Grad Goes Wild

It’s exciting to introduce a new guest blogger, Civicorps’ Lead Counselor Natasha Vinakor, who shares another story about the backcountry: Road Trip to the Eastern Sierras It was a great road trip. I tagged along with Job Training Coordinator Steven...

A Backcountry Graduation party

A Backcountry Graduation party

The Klamath Crew Celebrates One of Their Own Earlier this month, we saluted our Spring 2019 graduates as they prepared to walk the stage to receive their high school diplomas. Here’s a little secret we’ve been keeping: while 19 students graduated on June...