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

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

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

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...

A Journey to Graduation

Here at Civicorps, we witness daily moments of resiliency and determination among our students.  Because our program is year-round, we have the privilege of being with our Corpsmembers day after day, month after month and in many cases, year after year. Their personal...

Book Club: Wisdom from Playwright, August Wilson!

“Something is not always better than nothing.” – August Wilson, How I Learned What I Learned Civicorps’ book club meets every Wednesday during lunch to share insight and discussion of the book selected for the term. We recently read August Wilson’s Fences, a play...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Monique Peña

As Food Intern, Monique has done an incredible job with Civicorps’ food program, bringing in savory, delicious foods, and offering a variety of healthy meals to Corpsmembers. She is consistently concerned about quality and about the well-being of the community....