Student Spotlight

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

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...

Alumni Spotlight: “I’m more than just a category” by Mike Gomez

Alumni Spotlight: “I’m more than just a category” by Mike Gomez

All my life people have tried to categorize me. In elementary school I was put in the category of having a learning disability and people began expecting less of me. I dropped out of high school because I was tired of feeling like I wasn’t good enough. Roaming the...

Soon-to-be-grads share what graduation means to them

Soon-to-be-grads share what graduation means to them

Eric “I’m stronger than I thought.” There was a time back in middle school where I saw myself going to college – like my older sister did. I thought that if she could do it, so could I. Then something happened along the way. Difficulties at home took my focus...

Beating the odds and rising to distinction

Beating the odds and rising to distinction

“This month’s Most Improved Award for math goes to a student who was struggling at first, but he’s been working really hard and even asking for extra homework so he could get the concepts down – this goes out to Michael!” announced Civicorps Math Teacher,...

“Being a Supervisor in the Corps is Almost a Ministry of its Own”

“Being a Supervisor in the Corps is Almost a Ministry of its Own”

“Greatness is in me. The spirit of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding surges within me. I am blessed, I am rich, I am humble. It is done.” This is Crew C-3 Supervisor Antoine Penn’s mantra that he repeats daily after his morning meditation. Standing at a towering 6...

Natale’s Story – “The real me”

Natale’s Story – “The real me”

I always knew I was different but I didn’t know I had the power to be who I really am, until I learned about the word “transgender.” I was 16 when I found out what that really meant and I realized that it described me. Transgender is a term for people whose gender...