Life at the Center
The San Diego Center is comprised of corpsmembers and staff from a wide range of cultures and races including Somali, Iraqi, Latino, African- American and Caucasian. A corpsmember’s work day begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. However, all corpsmembers are required to attend educational activities after work. For non-high school graduates this means they will attend school Monday through Thursday from 3:45 to 6 p.m. High school graduates will either be enrolled in community college on their own or attend CCC-sponsored continuing education classes a minimum of three hours a week.
Corpsmembers are challenged both mentally and physically from the work they do in the classroom, the work they do in the field and by the monthly agility test. This agility test is comprised of a two-mile run, and timed push-ups and sit-ups. The standards that must be met vary based on one’s age and gender.
The San Diego Center’s Corpsmember Advisory Board, or CAB, provides corpsmembers with an avenue to voice their concerns, plan recreation trips and events, effect change in local policies and plan volunteer events. The San Diego CAB also operates its own store. This store generates funds used for recreation trips and recreational equipment. Our CAB has planned recreation trips to Six Flags, Universal Studios, beach barbecues, and paint ball. At the center, corpsmembers are provided individual lockers, a large break room, microwaves and a pool table.