Tongue Point Job Corps Center

Tongue Point Job Corps instructor Tandy Sturgeon and his painting program received a plaque from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Commander, Captain Daniel J. Travers for their outstanding work on Sector Columbia River gymnasium.

Tongue Point as Partners for Peace

September 18th, 2015

Over 450 students and 130 staff participated in this powerful Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace campaign.

Blanca Diaz Medina arrived at Tongue Point Job Corps Center in September of 2014 to be an electrician trainee and has been a leader from the moment she started.

25 students and 15 staff from Tongue Point Job Corps Center supported The Healing Circle as they conducted their 24th annual VOCA camps. VOCA, which means Victory Over Child Abuse, was created in Clatsop County, Oregon, to meet the special needs of sexually abused kids. There are two 3 day camps, one for boys and [...]

Last month 14 students from TONGUE POINT JOB CORPS’ HEALTH OCCUPATIONS PROGRAM donated a Saturday to help wash cars at CLATSOP CARE CENTER’s annual car wash fundraiser,” MANDY BRENCHLEY, community outreach coordinator of the Center, told the Ear. “Between the sale of hot dogs and the 50 cars washed, the students helped the Center raise [...]

Before, they were young people needing direction, structure and often, a high school diploma. After months – or even years – of hard work, they transformed. Now they’re working as paint mixers, riggers and stripers on the Longview Bridge, going into the U.S. Air Force or Army or working as home health aides at Necanicum [...]

Faces of Job Corps: Kayla S.

January 1st, 2011

  Kayla S., 22, came to Tongue Point Job Corps Center from Lake Oswego, Oregon in December 2008 when she realized she was really did want to create a good future.  Kayla had been adopted at the age of 5 months old; but, at 16, she was taken into protective custody by the Department of [...]

Although fewer than 30 of the 525 students attending Tongue Point Job Corps Center actually come from Clatsop County, they all call this area home when it comes to giving to the community.  Activities which contributed to helping others during the season of giving included: The Student Government Association chooses a worthy cause every 6 months and [...]

 Tongue Point Job Corps Center has had a longstanding relationship with the Astoria Senior Center. The first Saturday of each month is Senior Center day for community service; students spend four to six hours interacting with their ‘grandparents for a day’ – playing pool, doing crosswords or puzzles, being taught crafts, or just talking and [...]