Civicorps Remixes Shakespeare

Civicorps Remixes ShakespeareOn April 1st, our students will perform an original and provocative theatrical performance that weaves Shakespeare’s timeless themes of abuse of power, morality, and gentrification from his play Measure for Measure with our students’ stories. This original play will be set in Oakland to tell Shakespeare’s play through a modern lens.

Wine and appetizers will be served beforehand and then after the show, please enjoy dessert and conversation with the student actors.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased here.

Space is limited so please RSVP by March 23rd!

Friday, April 1st
5:30 – 7:30pm

Civicorps Job Training Center
1425 5th St. Oakland, CA 94607
(across from West Oakland Bart station)

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December Graduation!

December Graduation / CivicorpsGraduation Day

On December 18th, our 18 graduates crossed the stage to earn their high school diploma as the crowd roared with applause for achieving this milestone. Click here to view pictures from the joyful day. Also, check our portrait gallery of our graduates!

“When I stepped onto that stage and looked out to see room packed with people cheering for me, I was blown away! I’ve never felt more supported.”
– Civicorps graduate

Donate today to support our graduates as they take the next step or enrolling in college and securing internships or union apprenticeships!

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Measure for Measure!

Measure for Measure / CivicorpsLast Thursday, we had a packed house for our performance of Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure! As always, it was Shakespeare as only Civicorps students could deliver.

Starting in January, our students will be working with a playwright from the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival to incorporate the classic themes with contemporary issues. Don’t miss out on the modern adaptation of this play, which will be performed in March!

Thank you for supporting Civicorps. Shakespeare is an integral part of our life-changing programs, and we are happy that you were able to witness this amazing transformation.

Please check out more incredible photos from this performance and be sure to “like” our Facebook page so you can stay up-to-date with all of the success stories here at Civicorps!

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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

Mock Interview Panel / Civicorps

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!

Sharpening Interview Skills / Civicorps

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.”

Sharpening Interview Skills / Civicorps

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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