OPPORTUNITY ACADEMY @ CIVICORPS

Effective July 1, 2021, all students pursuing a high school diploma at Civicorps will be served at our site by our new partner, Opportunity Academy.  Opportunity Academy, a program of the Alameda County Office of Education. Opportunity Academy partners and co-locates its services with programs like Civicorps that allow students to achieve their educational goals and gain employment readiness skills through job training and opportunities for internships.

If you are between the ages of 18-26, you are eligible for our program!  To enroll in Opportunity Academy @ Civicorps, students must co-enroll in our Job Training program.  Get started by filling out our interest form.

Not sure where to begin?  Got more questions?  Visit our Enrollment Page.

To learn more about the transition from Civicorps Academy to Opportunity Academy, please click here.

 

CAREER SKILLS AND JOB TRAINING

Upon completion of a baseline of onboarding activities, students advance to paid job training, earning a starting wage of $14.36 per hour while working full or part-time on crews at our Environmental Management social enterprise.

From the moment they arrive and as they progress through our program, youth receive personalized college and career counseling as they plan their next step after graduation. Our counselors help youth develop job search skills, enroll in college, access financial aid, and secure jobs or internships that will serve as stepping stones to living wage careers.

ON SITE COUNSELING AND ADVISING

Students also engage in trauma-informed counseling, mindfulness, financial literacy, and college and career counseling.

  • Two full-time, on-site counselors for social services and college advising.
  • Wrap-around services to help all students navigate life challenges in order to achieve excellence.

Click here to see the full list of services and resources offered by our Support Services department.