Student Spotlight

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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...

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...

A glimpse at our December 2018 graduates

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...