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

Advocating for Corpsmembers Near and Far

Advocating for Corpsmembers Near and Far

In studying criminal justice as an undergrad, Masters of Social Work student Sy Harris realized that the young adults in the juvenile justice system are not adequately supported.  Sy observed that these young adults weren’t wholly aware of their own legal situation;...