TRANSFORMING LIVES AND LANDSCAPES SINCE 1983

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.

Since its founding in 1983 as one of the first local conservation corps in California, Civicorps has advanced the CCC’s mission to protect and enhance California’s natural resources and communities. As the only conservation corps serving the East Bay, Civicorps meets the region’s urgent need for sustainable land management while providing high quality education and workforce development opportunities for youth.

Bruce Saito

Director, California Conservation Corps

News and Impact Stories

Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

Three was the magic number for Daniela when she first got her foot in the door with a position in the City of Oakland. She had applied twice before for the role of Recycling Hotline Intern, a Civicorps internship at the City of Oakland’s Public Works Department. She...

One Stepping Stone at a Time

One Stepping Stone at a Time

By Libbie Hodas Just days before leaving Civicorps to start a position with Caltrans (the California Department of Transportation), Corpsmember Sami Kamin stopped to talk with us at our Job Training Center in West Oakland. Sami joined Civicorps this past spring when...