Civicorps Alum, Tyneisha Crooks in the East Bay Times

Share the Spirit: Woman who got help at Civicorps to turn her life around now wants to help others

By Thomas Peele | Bay Area News Group
December 15, 2018

OAKLAND — Tyneisha Crooks’ late father didn’t want his children “stuck on stupid,” she said. It was his way of telling her and her 10 siblings that to get anywhere in life they needed an education.

“Education was a big thing to him. You have to get a high school diploma to support yourself,” was part of his mantra, she said. “Without it you can’t do anything.”

Crooks admits it took her awhile to heed his wisdom. At Antioch High School her senior year, “I wasn’t feeling it. I would leave for school and not even go to school almost every day.”

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Khris and Kiara - San Francisco Chronicle

Civicorps alumni Khris and Kiara, are featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. Their journeys of hard work has brought them to their dream career. We are proud of Khris and Kiara for working so hard in becoming Waste Management Teamster Apprentices.

“It’s a career I love.I can send my daughter to college if she wants to go.” – Khris Bland, Civicorps alumn

 

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Driving Towards a Dream - KTVU

Former Civicorps Recycling driver, Kiara Alexis, is featured in KTVU Fox Channel 2’s segment “Bay Area People.” Our Executive Director Alan Lessik, and Recycling Manager Hector Abarca, are also featured and talk about the this exciting career pathway.

“The best part of my job is that a lot of women come up to me and feel inspired that I am a truck driver.” – Kiara Alexis, Teamster Apprentice at Waste Management

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Civicorps student, alumna, and crew supervisor share their stories with East Bay Times

Civicorps was recently selected as a recipient for an annual holiday grant called Share the Spirit, which is sponsored by the Bay Area News Group and benefits needy residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties by funding nonprofit holiday and outreach programs. As part of the grant, three current and former Civicorps corpsmembers were interviewed by the East Bay Times and shared their stories of strength and finding community at Civicorps.

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Amazon is hiring seasonal employees!

Amazon’s seasonal hiring in the Bay Area is part of the firm’s drive to bring on 120,000 people across the country for the holidays. In the Bay Area alone, the company is expected to fill 800 seasonal warehouse positions. Interested in seeing what’s available? Go to the AmazonDelivers job bulletin site and enter your zip code to get started!

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Key College Enrollment Dates!

For alumni interested in enrolling in college for the Spring semester, please see the dates below. If you’re thinking about college, please get in touch with Alyssa Wong-Conway via email at alyssa.wong-conway@cvcorps.org or via phone at (510) 992-7830 to get started on the application process!

November 15th, 2017: Open enrollment for classes at Peralta Colleges. Contact Alyssa to sign up ASAP!

January 22nd, 2018: Classes start for Spring semester

 

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