CivicSpark - CivicWell

Program Areas


Advancing community resilience and building the next generation of climate justice leaders.

CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for public agencies to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility. 

Each year we recruit Fellows to implement targeted sustainability and resilience projects supporting public agencies, while also building long-term capacity to ensure the work is sustained after their service year is completed. CivicSpark projects help address community resilience needs in:

  • Climate adaptation
  • Drought response
  • Rural broadband
  • Affordable housing
  • Climate mitigation
  • Water management
  • Transit and mobility
  • Equitable community engagement

CivicSpark provided a platform and space for me to explore my options for what I truly wanted to do with my passions and career. The program provided me with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of government, and opened numerous doors for me to further expand my environmental education and work experience.

Angeline Foshay
18-19 Fellow, Central Coast Region

The projects [our Fellow is working on] are important for the County’s success in designing and implementing climate action strategies. They are also significant components in broader thinking about long-term sustainability. Without our CivicSpark Fellow, these significant pieces of work would be several years out from their completion.

Sally Seymour
Sustainable Napa County

CivicSpark gave me incredible opportunities to build my professional skills and solidify my career goals. The work I accomplished was beyond what I ever imagined I would have the opportunity to do right out of college, and my success with those projects has given me confidence to pursue the next steps in my career.

Rebecca Berg
19-20 and 20-21 Fellow, Central Valley Region

CivicSpark has been invaluable to the successful launch of our building energy transparency requirement. Collaboration of the CivicSpark Bay Area team has enriched our program with new perspectives and best practices from other cities.

Billi Romain
Sustainability Program Manager, City of Berkeley


CivicSpark Mission and Vision


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