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A Journey to Graduation

A Journey to Graduation

Here at Civicorps, we witness daily moments of resiliency and determination among our students.  Because our program is year-round, we have the privilege of being with our Corpsmembers day after day, month after month and in many cases, year after year. Their personal...

Book Club: Wisdom from Playwright, August Wilson!

Book Club: Wisdom from Playwright, August Wilson!

“Something is not always better than nothing.” – August Wilson, How I Learned What I Learned Civicorps’ book club meets every Wednesday during lunch to share insight and discussion of the book selected for the term. We recently read August Wilson’s Fences, a play...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Monique Peña

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Monique Peña

As Food Intern, Monique has done an incredible job with Civicorps’ food program, bringing in savory, delicious foods, and offering a variety of healthy meals to Corpsmembers. She is consistently concerned about quality and about the well-being of the community....

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

A guest blog by Steven Addison, Job Training Coordinator at Civicorps On Sunday, April 21, Civicorps said goodbye to Corpsmembers Sahsae Robertson and Josh Ballard as they took a leap of faith and joined the California Conservation Corps’ 40 year old Backcountry...

Civicorps goes to Sacramento

Civicorps goes to Sacramento

They left Oakland at the crack of dawn outfitted in their Corps gear and prepped to tell their personal stories. They arrived in Sacramento early but bright-eyed, enjoyed the beauty of our state Capitol building and got ready to spend the day repping Civicorps.  Along...

College and Career Fair 2019

College and Career Fair 2019

Every spring, Civicorps holds a College and Career Fair to inspire and inform our Corpsmembers as they consider their futures after graduation.  We held our latest College and Career Fair on Friday, April 5.  During a series of presentations, students learned about...

Just Jobs for Waste Workers featuring Civicorps

Just Jobs for Waste Workers featuring Civicorps

If you live in California, you’re probably already used to the fact that the rest of the country follows our lead on innovations in everything from tech products to the entertainment industry to environmental policy.  We’re proud to say that...

#MadeinAmeriCorps

#MadeinAmeriCorps

While our Corpsmembers work in job training serving our community environmentally, they accumulate hours and money towards their AmeriCorps scholarships. During job training, youth work on contracts for some of the largest employers in the East Bay such as Caltrans,...

Welcoming our new Executive Director

Welcoming our new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Civicorps is thrilled to announce the appointment of our next Executive Director, Tessa Nicholas, effective Friday, March 1, 2019. With nearly 25 years committed to youth and community development, Tessa has spent her career in alternative...

Backpacking to Point Reyes

Backpacking to Point Reyes

Friday morning, February 22nd, Corpsmembers and staff met at Civicorps for our first annual overnight backpacking camping trip. We assigned backpacks, sleeping bags and pads, hiking boots, tents, warm layers, and evenly distributed food to pack into our 65 or 75 Liter...

Reconnecting Youth Campaign

Reconnecting Youth Campaign

Unleashing Limitless Potential Yesterday, Civicorps Corpsmembers, alumni, staff, and community partners conducted a meeting at the Oakland offices of Congresswoman Barbara Lee. We were thrilled to help represent constituents of California’s 13th congressional district...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Francis Sanson

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Francis Sanson

Francis exhibits outstanding leadership skills and demonstrates an earnest commitment to service and civic engagement. A dedicated member of the community, he volunteers with homeless shelters on the weekends and in his very first term, has already completed all...

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...