Tramicsha Cole took the opportunity at Civicorps and graduated in December 2015. She is now an intern with Oakland Housing Authority Family and Community Partnership Department. She was born and raised in Oakland, California, and is mother to a bright little boy who is the light of her life. In addition to being a mom and working full-time, she also attends Laney College and is working on her AA. Getting to this point in her life has not been easy; Tramicsha left school prior to graduation and was involved in the foster care system. When she returned to her mother and 3 siblings she knew that more challenges would face her but she was committed to seeing a better life. After having her son that determination grew even stronger. When she and her son found themselves homeless, she reached out to Civicorps and found the community support and resources she needed to gain stability, become employed, and pursue her educational goals.
Creating a Family Culture in an Alternative School Setting Learn about Civicorps’ continuous improvement since its inception in 1983. Through open dialogue with the young adults they serve, their focus now includes robust support services, enhanced academic content relevancy, and all staff training in Trauma Informed Care and implementation of Restorative Justice. A current Walter S. Johnson funded 3-year study of their work with Foster Youth, has allowed further development of program components with a lens on supporting those impacted by involvement in the foster care system and other reengaged young adults. Ongoing conversation and commitment make all these pieces fit together to build the family dynamic Corpsmembers speak of while maintaining program integrity and accountability.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a conference from: