Treasure Island Job Corps Students' Community Service a "Win-Win" for Treasure Island
Projects Teach Vital Skills While Contributing to Island Community
Treasure Island Job Corps Center students can be seen regularly hard at work around Treasure Island, putting their skills and experience to good use by performing community service, improvement and beautification projects for the benefit of the Island community.
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Treasure Island Job Corps Center supports the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.
Treasure Island Job Corps students are vital members of the Island community, and perform regular community service projects on-Island, with recent examples including:
- Staffing and support of annual Treasure Island community events including Treasure Island’s National Night Out and the Treasure Island Community Halloween Celebration (Security program students)
- Apartment painting and repair for Swords to Plowshares veterans housing (Business Construction Technologies program students)
- Little League baseball field repair (Cement program students)
- Regular participation in on-Island trash pick-ups and Yerba Buena Island Stewardship Program (Center-wide student participation)
These on-Island community service projects are considered a “win-win”, with Job Corps students gaining valuable experience practicing and perfecting the trades and skills being taught in the classroom, and the Treasure Island community receiving valuable improvements and support.
Are you an on-Island community-serving agency with potential community service or volunteer opportunities for Treasure Island Job Corps Center students? Treasure Island Job Corps would love to hear from you. Please contact:
Kristen Bates, BCL/WBL Supervisor
Treasure Island Job Corps
Phone: (415) 277-2376