Student Spotlight

Share in our students’ success through the inspiring stories below:

A glimpse at our December 2018 graduates

Join Civicorps’ December 13th Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony at the Oakland Museum of California | RSVP Moniqué  By graduating, I am proving to myself that “si se puede, YES YOU CAN!” Even though it’s taken me longer than planned, I am graduating,...

KQED Podcast: Stories of Persevering for a Diploma

KQED Podcast: Stories of Persevering for a Diploma

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, NPR One or wherever you get your podcasts to hear three Civicorps graduates share their stories: why they didn’t graduate high school, what convinced them to come back to school, and how they made it through. “On a sunny...

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 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...

Four June grads share what they look forward to after graduation!

Four June grads share what they look forward to after graduation!

ANTOINE My teacher at Bridge Academy knew that I wasn’t going to graduate on time and connected me to Mr. Dunn, the Dean of Students at Civicorps. Mr. Dunn is one of the most influential people who finally made me realize my potential. He pushed my buttons, allowed me...

“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...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thursday, March 29th 2018, Civicorps students in partnership with The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, performed Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream.” 12 students went on stage in front of a crowd of family, staff, donors, and volunteers to...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Shaniya Burks

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Shaniya Burks

Every quarter, staff vote on a Corpsmember who demonstrates personal growth and program success to receive this prestigious award. For Fall Quarter (October, November, December), we honor Shaniya Burks. Shaniya is a fierce Corpsmember winning over 10 awards at...

Recycling Driver Kiara Selected as Corpsmember of the Year

Recycling Driver Kiara Selected as Corpsmember of the Year

Every year, The Corps Network chooses 6 youth from 130 Service and Conservation Corps across the country for the national Corpsmember of the Year award. Civicorps’ star Recycling Driver, Kiara, was chosen as a Corpsmember of the Year for her exemplary success at...

Four Soon-to-be-Grads Share Stories of Their Success

Four Soon-to-be-Grads Share Stories of Their Success

Michael “At Civicorps I found the stability I craved – plus a place where I could show off my talents and excel.” When I first came to Civicorps and went through orientation, we did an activity where we had to talk about our feelings in front of everybody. I was so...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Kiara Alexis

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Kiara Alexis

Every quarter, staff vote on a Corpsmember who demonstrates personal growth and program success to receive this prestigious award. For Summer Quarter (July, August, September), we honor Kiara Alexis. At Civicorps Recycling, Kiara is a positive force – always teaching...

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Faby Gonzalez

Corpsmember of the Quarter: Faby Gonzalez

What is Corpsmember of the Quarter? Every quarter, staff vote on a Corpsmember who demonstrates personal growth and program success to receive this prestigious award. Spring Quarter (April, May, June), we honor Faby Gonzalez. Faby Gonzalez is a great mediator. Her...