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Civicorps Ski Trip 2019

Civicorps Ski Trip 2019

What do you get when you have a detective, an angel, 3 mafiosos, and a cabin full of Corpsmembers? Mafia! This party game of deception, intuition and storytelling was so much fun during this year’s Civicorps weekend ski trip. This past weekend Corpsmembers...

Civicorps Alum, Tyneisha Crooks in the East Bay Times

Civicorps Alum, Tyneisha Crooks in the East Bay Times

Share the Spirit: Woman who got help at Civicorps to turn her life around now wants to help others By Thomas Peele | Bay Area News Group December 15, 2018 OAKLAND — Tyneisha Crooks’ late father didn’t want his children “stuck on stupid,” she said. It was his way of...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Aaron Chanthavong

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Aaron Chanthavong

  Mr. Chanthavong has done an excellent job at using his resources at Civicorps to help launch him into his career path. He is currently an intern at Tech Exchange where he leads the sales of refurbished computers; and he has taken it upon himself to guide, train...

A Second Chance Opportunity

A Second Chance Opportunity

A Second Chance Opportunity By Dennis One of the first things we learned in our Civicorps orientation is that being here is a “second chance opportunity.”  And if you see an opportunity, you should always take it.  Civicorps gives us opportunities that a lot of places...

Season of Giving with the Warriors

Season of Giving with the Warriors

Five Civicorps families were selected for a holiday shopping spree courtesy of the Warriors, Lucky and 18 Reasons’ Shop and Learn. Corpsmembers were part of an instructional store tour and participated in a friendly interactive shopping challenge in which the families...

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...