Health and Wellness Fair 2018

Civicorps once again had a successful Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Many thanks to our guest presenters SambaFunk for energizing Corpsmembers with African dance; Rose Sharon Oates for guiding students in the practice of stress-relieving methods; Beneficial State Bank for advising in financial management; Good Vibrations for promoting positive and safe sexuality; and Civicorps staff for facilitating holistic self-care and healthy eating workshops!

110 Corpsmembers participated in the day’s activities. Thanks to our sponsor, a healthy breakfast was also provided. Throughout the day, Corpsmembers participated in 6 workshops and a scavenger hunt that ended with prizes including Safeway and Starbucks gift cards, Clipper Cards and trips to Chuck E. Cheese and Good Vibrations.

All Corpsmembers received valuable information in health wellness. We thank all staff who helped make this possible! We look forward to the next Health and Wellness Fair in 2019!

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Making Career Connections

“At first I thought I was coming here just to get a check. Now I realize that Civicorps is more than that, it’s an awakening!” Radisha, Class of 1998

On April 1st, we hosted a College and Career Fair to introduce our students to a variety of pathways they can take to advance their career. We kicked off the fair with a panel of alumni who shared what they learned from Civicorps as well as offered advice to current students.

Making Career Connections / Civicorps

“Civicorps taught me to never quit. That pushed me to keep climbing up the ladder to accomplish my goals.”Brandon, Class of 2014

Immediately after the panel, students participated in interactive workshops where they discussed: transferring to a university from a community college, choosing the right major, entering apprenticeships, and pursuing career opportunities in technology, engineering, journalism, human resources, and culinary arts.

Workshops were led by:

  • 42, Inc.
  • Tradeswomen
  • Pipefitters
  • Lather’s Apprenticeships
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Waste Management
  • Beyond Emancipation
  • San Jose State University
  • Laney College

 “My favorite workshop was the SJSU presentation. It encouraged me to go to college!” – Dlorah, current student

Students also networked with presenters to make connections that will aid them in pursing college, internships, or apprenticeships following graduation.

“I loved talking to Brisha. The Waste Management workshop motivated me to keep pushing forward no matter what!” – Liz Marie, current student

Check out pictures from the fair on our Facebook, and wish our students well on their future endeavors!

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