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Center Life

A typical day at Treasure Island Job Corps is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students get up early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After class, students study or hang out with friends before dinner in the cafeteria. After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms or spend their downtime studying. Most students are in bed by 10 PM in order to rest for the next day's tasks.


Treasure Island Job Corps boasts one of the best recreation programs in the nation. Students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to meet new friends, socialize, and just relax and unwind at the end of the day. We offer activities such as arts and crafts, intramural sports, game tournaments, and physical fitness.

We also sponsor weekend trips to bowling alleys, movie theaters, area beaches, local special events, concerts, professional sports games, and other attractions located in San Francisco Bay area.

Special Events

Throughout the year, we have special cultural and social events such as:

  • Awards ceremonies
  • Dances
  • Fashion shows
  • Fun Days
  • Picnics
  • Talent shows

Community Volunteer and Support Activities

Our students are provided with many opportunities to develop their leadership, employment, and social skills as they give back to the local community. These events and activities include , blood drives, local school projects, Island Improvement, Project Open Hand, and Habitat for Humanity.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and is very involved in the operation of the center. All of our students are encouraged to join the SGA.

The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.

A student must complete the Leadership Training Program before becoming a student leader at our center.

Leadership Training Program

The Leadership Training Program is modeled after city government and provides a basic overview on government, committees, meetings, and town hall gatherings so students can develop their leadership skills. To qualify for this training program, students must show that they are mature and have leadership potential. The program itself takes place after school hours but is open to all our students.


Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

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Page last updated: Friday, December 07, 2012