Samantha Vitti

Civicorps Alum

“Civicorps gave me access to opportunity in one place. It’s a one-stop shop [for work and school]. You go to school for three months after you showed that you’re interested in your own education. Then you push. You go to the work side and do landscaping, for example. You work with East Bay MUD, you work with Caltrans. You work with these people that you see in these trucks, you know? When I drive by them I used to say, “They’re working hard” or “I want to be like that,” or “I’m not good enough to be that” or “I’m not good enough to be out there.” But, with Civicorps, we were good enough and we saw that and we worked with those people.”