Waste Management featured Civicorps in its latest blog:
Building our Community
A unique relationship between Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) and Civicorps is helping to change the outlook for these four young adults and building a foundation for future generations. This relationship was also made possible through the help of the Teamsters Local 70 and the Machinists Local 1526.
Civicorps, an Oakland-based education and job training nonprofit, offers young adults a chance to earn a high school diploma and the job training necessary for them to have successful careers. Part of the nonprofits’ job training program includes a commercial recycling collection service.
The four young adults currently working at WMAC have similar stories and one common goal: become successful in their chosen careers. All four made decisions several years ago to change their life and begin working to a brighter future.
“I just got tired of working my part-time job, I wasn’t going anywhere,” said Andrew Saelio, 20, a mechanic intern. “Now, working here, I’m learning something every day.”
Wuillian Montolla, 27, and Corey Lever, 25, are also learning new skills as they collect compostable materials from restaurants as teamster apprentices. Both said they are thankful for the opportunity and dedicated towards making sure they will have a successful career.
“I now have a career I can be proud of,” Montolla said. “Civicorps and this program changed my life.”
If you haven’t already, welcome Candice, Andrew, Wuillian and Corey to the team. They’re working hard to ensure their futures are bright.
Thank you Waste Management for featuring our youth!