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Health and Wellness Fair 2018

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...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: William Cordova

Corpsmember of the Quarter: William Cordova

Civicorps is delighted to recognize William Cordova as Corpsmember of the Quarter for Spring 2018. William goes above and beyond both in and out of the classroom to achieve his goals. He has the intrinsic motivation of a lifelong learner. His eagerness allows him to...

Connecting Youth to the Outdoors

Connecting Youth to the Outdoors

Civicorps provides outdoor trips to our Corpsmembers as part of our Connecting Youth to the Outdoors (CYO) program, which introduces our students to the wonders of nature through trips that teach leadership and courage, foster healing from trauma, and build peer...

A New Chapter at Civicorps: Executive Director’s Transition

A New Chapter at Civicorps: Executive Director’s Transition

AUGUST 1, 2018 After seven years of leading through a period of intense growth and change, our Executive Director, Alan Lessik, leaves Civicorps.  Alan has been instrumental in evolving the organization, developing public and private relationships throughout the East...

A Weekend at Yosemite National Park – 2018

A Weekend at Yosemite National Park – 2018

June 15-17, 2018 Civicorps students and staff spent a weekend at Yosemite National Park, enjoying the outdoors and helping to keep the landscape beautiful. This year, we camped at Wawona Campground, where we set up tents, made s’mores and played games around the camp...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Tyneisha Crooks

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Tyneisha Crooks

Every quarter, staff select a Corpsmember who demonstrates personal growth, determination to succeed, and achievement in the program to become Corpsmember of the Quarter. For Winter Quarter 2018 (January, February, & March), we honor Tyneisha Crooks. Tyneisha is a...

Foster Youth – The Chronicle of Social Change

Foster Youth – The Chronicle of Social Change

Equal Footing: Oakland Program Keeps Foster Youth on Track to Graduate with Their Peers by Shane Downing | May 31, 2018 When Tramischa Cole, a homeless 24-year-old mother of one, stumbled across a Civicorps flier in 2015, she didn’t expect to be accepted into the Bay...

Khris and Kiara – San Francisco Chronicle

Khris and Kiara – San Francisco Chronicle

Civicorps alumni Khris and Kiara, are featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. Their journeys of hard work has brought them to their dream career. We are proud of Khris and Kiara for working so hard in becoming Waste Management Teamster Apprentices. “It’s a career I...

Civicorps Family Campout

Civicorps Family Campout

Civicorps launched its first annual family campout this spring at Anthony Chabot Regional Park! The beautiful Civicorps community of young and old, came together for a weekend in nature. For many Civicorps students’ children, it was their first time camping....

Driving Towards a Dream – KTVU

Driving Towards a Dream – KTVU

Former Civicorps Recycling driver, Kiara Alexis, is featured in KTVU Fox Channel 2’s segment “Bay Area People.” Our Executive Director Alan Lessik, and Recycling Manager Hector Abarca, are also featured and talk about the this exciting career...

“One Step Closer” by Norma

“One Step Closer” by Norma

When I walk through the halls of Civicorps… I take a moment… and breathe. I’ve made it! My journey has brought me to a safe place. Two years ago I walked across the border, crossed the desert alone unaware of where I would end up. Today, I have persevered. Civicorps...

Civicorps Receives Community Partnership Award

Civicorps Receives Community Partnership Award

On Thursday, April 19th, Civicorps was presented with Mutual of America’s Community Partnership Merit Finalist Award. This prestigious national  award recognized Civicorps’ Teamster Union Apprenticeship Career Pathway Program in partnership with Waste Management that...

Civicorps on KCBS radio!

Listen to Civicorps on KCBS radio talking about our pioneering partnership with Waste Management to help young adults enter Machinist and Teamster union careers....

College and Career Fair 2018

College and Career Fair 2018

Civicorps’ College and Career Fair 2018 featured opportunities for students to learn about job skills, trades, and pathways to college. We had representative from the following Bay Area programs: Laney Career and Technical Education Contra Costa Medical Career College...