Mock Interview Panel

Mock Interview 

On Friday, 11 volunteers conducted mock interviews with our future graduates! We welcomed volunteers from Salesforce, The Crucible, HiveQuest, and retired individuals to help our students sharpen their interview skills.

Many students were nervous when they sat down for their first interview, but by the end, they were bursting with confidence!

“Even though the students were nervous, they came across as prepared and confident.” – Volunteer

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It was also an inspiring experience for our volunteers:

“Interviewing is an important skill, so I’m happy to provide an opportunity for practice and improvement.”

“It’s vital to help youth develop skills that provide a pathway to financial stability, so I’m happy to help Civicorps students gain those skills.”

Interested in volunteering at the next Mock Interview Panel in April? Sign Up below!

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Sharpening Interview Skills

Last Friday, 10 volunteers from Beneficial State Bank and Craig Communications volunteered their time to be on a mock interview panel with our students! Dressed in their sharp clothes, our students did one-on-one mock interviews with the volunteers. Many of them were offered jobs on the spot!

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Our volunteers’ most memorable moments:

“When I asked about their life passions and their faces lit up with joy!”

“The students were genuinely grateful for the feedback they received.”

“I was so impressed! They interviewed better than some college grads and professionals I’ve interviewed.”

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It was an amazing experience for our students:

“I was so nervous going in thinking: ‘Why are these people interested in me?’ But I found out that they really care and want us to be successful.”

“You gave me the courage I need to go out there and interview well!”

Interested in signing up for the next Mock Interview Panel?

Mock Interview Sign-Up

Sign-up below to be invited for future Mock Interview panels with our students.
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Dance Show to Benefit Civicorps

Dance Show

Come watch dancers explore our Job Training Center in ways you never imagined!

Lizz Roman & Dancers present This Beautiful Space “DANCING@CIVICORPS” where audiences of a limited size will be led through the Civicorps Job Training Center to witness dancers utilizing stairs, railings, ladders, hallways, alcoves, and rooftops. The performance unfolds amidst a sonic environment of music composed and performed live by the band Watersaw.

A portion of the proceeds from each performance will support Civicorps’ life-changing education and job training programs.

Dance Show to Benefit Civicorps

Performances will be at 8pm at our Job Training Center at 1425 5th Street Oakland, CA 94607 (across the street from West Oakland Bart) on the following days:

Friday, September 11th
Saturday, September 12th

Friday, September 18th
Saturday, September 19th

Friday, September 25th
Saturday, September 26th

Buy Tickets Today!

More Information about Lizz Roman & Dancers

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June Graduation!

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We hope you can join us for a joyous celebration of our students’ success! As a supporter of Civicorps, you are an integral part of each student’s journey to graduation.

Our graduation ceremonies are unforgettable events because they bring together students, staff, families, volunteers, community leaders, and local politicians to celebrate this momentous achievement.

The room becomes electric with pure joy.

We invite to share this inspiring event.

Thursday, June 11th
6-8pm

Lakeside Park Garden Center
666 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610

This is a free event and there is no RSVP necessary — just come ready to cheer on our successful graduates!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Within Us

Last night, our students performed our first-ever original play Within Us! Our community was thrilled to have such an enthusiastic audience for this incredible performance that explored the themes of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, but set in modern Oakland.

This powerful original play weaved in personal stories from our students as well as the nationwide #BlackLivesMatter movement to tell a personal and profound story of how we can come together during emotionally-charged times to create positive change in our community.

Thank you again to our amazing partner, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival as well as the playwright Greg Ayers, for helping guide this incredible process of writing and performing an original play.

Check out photos from the event!

Learn more about the process to write Within Us.

Donate to support our soul-enriching arts programs!

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Come see Merchant of Venice!

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Each year, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Midnight Shakespeare program works with Civicorps students for ten weeks to put on a Shakespeare play.

This fall we are proud to present The Merchant of Venice!

Join us on Thursday, November 20th at 7:30 pm
for a performance you’ll never forget!

Lakeside Park Garden Center
666 Bellevue
Oakland, CA 94610

Free event! Family friendly! No RSVP needed!

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