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We’re featured in this year’s Share the Spirit campaign!

We’re featured in this year’s Share the Spirit campaign!

Thanks to our friends at the East Bay Times, Civicorps is proud to share this article, published December 5, 2021. Share the Spirit: Facing tough times, Oakland residents get back on career track through Civicorps by Shomik Mukherjee, East Bay Times Photo credit: Jane...

One Stepping Stone at a Time

One Stepping Stone at a Time

By Libbie Hodas Just days before leaving Civicorps to start a position with Caltrans (the California Department of Transportation), Corpsmember Sami Kamin stopped to talk with us at our Job Training Center in West Oakland. Sami joined Civicorps this past spring when...

Journey to Graduation – Civicorps Grads Spring 2021

Journey to Graduation – Civicorps Grads Spring 2021

We’re incredibly proud of the graduates who walked down the Preservation Park stage on June 16. Here are a few reflective words from our terrific Class of Spring 2021: Angela Alarcon It feels unreal to graduate. I didn’t think I would overcome such a big step...

Spring 2021 Corpsmember of the Quarter: Milton Silva

Spring 2021 Corpsmember of the Quarter: Milton Silva

We’re proud to announce our Spring 2021 Corpsmember of the Quarter, Milton Silva! Milton’s motivated and goal-oriented approach finds him closer to graduation and an all-around asset at the Job Training Center (JTC), which earned him Civicorps’ prestigious award....

A Teenage Voice Growing Into Leadership: Terk Johnson

A Teenage Voice Growing Into Leadership: Terk Johnson

Tervell Johnson, or Terk, has slowly built a legacy at Civicorps. With high school graduation approaching in June, Terk has a few more objectives to knock out of his portfolio before he can get to the finish line. But he has already built an impressive resume during...

Presenting our 2020 Winter Graduate, A Dash of Real Nice

Presenting our 2020 Winter Graduate, A Dash of Real Nice

In a year marked with challenges, one Corpsmember is closing out 2020 on an uplifting note.  We are elated to announce Enoc Peraza Garcia’s graduation from Civicorps Academy! Last Friday, Enoc presented his research report, marking the completion of his portfolio....

Journey to Graduation – Civicorps Grads June 2020

Journey to Graduation – Civicorps Grads June 2020

Last week, Civicorps was honored and humbled to share messages of hope and joy as we celebrated the enormous achievements of eight students who received their high school diplomas at our June 10, 2020 graduation ceremony.  We congratulate our Spring 2020 graduating...

Journey to Graduation – Civicorps Grads December 2019

Journey to Graduation – Civicorps Grads December 2019

Join Civicorps’ December 12th Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | RSVP Xiana  I really hope I don’t trip on stage when I receive my high school diploma. It’s been a journey to finally accomplish it. For me growing...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Jesus Fernandez

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Jesus Fernandez

Jesus has been able to manage a demanding school schedule on top of his full time position at the JTC. He is one of two Operations Interns, and is excelling. He has a strong work ethic, is reliable, punctual and has great attendance. In his time at Civicorps, he has...

To participate or to really participate?

To participate or to really participate?

What is democratic participation and why is it important? That’s a question many of our students have when they see it listed on their graduation requirements. Simply put, it’s the participation in democracy. This graduation requirement permits Civicorps students to...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Sharif Ahmad

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Sharif Ahmad

Sharif is someone who is consistent, punctual, dependable, and above all, has a mature and positive attitude. A natural born leader, his peers and fellow Corpsmembers listen to his counsel, and often ask for his guidance. He is our Job Training Center’s...

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...

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....

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...

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...