Corpsmember Support

Our Corpsmember Development (CMD) department supports our Corpsmembers with career and psychological counseling, life skills workshops, case management, certified trainings and one-on-one assistance with resumes, job and college applications and job placement.

The CMD staff also works collaboratively with 211 to assist corpsmembers in enrolling in CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal, behavior health services and earned income tax credit. CMD maintains strong employer partnerships to ensure Corpsmembers transition with jobs and the skills and certifications
they need to succeed. 

On average, 70 percent of our graduates transition to the workforce while 22 percent transition into higher education.

Support Services

National School Lunch Program

Urban Corps Charter School participates in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and has contracted meal services with Volunteers of America to provide students with healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks. We urge students to join our School Wellness Committee and provide input on our school’s Wellness Policy.

  • Urban Corps: Provision 2 school participating in the School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and After School Snacks
  • National City CCC: Provision 2 school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information ( e.g. Braille large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc. ), should contact the Agency ( state or local ) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

Corpsmember Advisory Board (CAB)

The Corpsmember Advisory Board (CAB) provides Corpsmembers with self-government and an opportunity for open dialogue with the staff and administration.

The board is composed of 13 Corpsmembers that have a commitment to the CORPS values and want to take an active role in their school and community.

While participating in CAB, Corpsmembers will learn reconciliation techniques, communication skills, problem-solving, networking and how to become a more effective, ethical and influential leader.

CAB helps create and implement projects that improve the Urban Corps community.

Past projects have included:

  •     Voter Registration Drives
  •     Peer tutoring
  •     Creating a school-wide satisfaction survey and presenting results
  •     Creating school-wide community-building events
  •     Giving tours for new student orientation
  •     Creating videos and social media advertisements for Urban Corps
  •     Providing feedback on school policies to the executive team

Corpsmembers that would like to participate in CAB must complete an application and receive one recommendation from staff.  The length of service for each participating Corpsmembers is six months.

For more information about CAB or to apply, email

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