The FACES for the Future South Alameda County Program is a partnership between Alameda Unified School District and Alameda Hospital (Alameda Health System). The program officially launched in Fall 2016 in partnership with the FACES for the Future Coalition. The FACES South Alameda County program provides a multi-year healthcare internship and leadership development program for AUSD students. The program will support entry into healthcare professions through internships, workshops, academic support, college preparation and wellness support.
- Clinical and non-clinical rotations with local healthcare and community-based agencies.
- Exposure to one-on-one relationships with Internship Supervisors who provide support, guidance and hands-on training.
- Interactive Workshops and Field Trips designed to further immerse students in the health professions.
- Interaction with health professionals who regularly present during classroom workshops to enhance healthcare preparatory curricula.
- Health careers preparatory curriculum, covering topics such as HIPAA, ethics and confidentiality, safety, and professionalism.
- Individualized academic and career support to high school students via one-on-one advising and tutoring.
- College pathways support in helping search for college, apply and receive financial aid.
- A Psychosocial Program focusing on counseling and education.
- Ongoing case management, psycho-social referrals to appropriate services when appropriate.
- Individualized Life Coaching and academic plans.
- Strong commitment to engaging parents and families in all aspects of the FACES program via parent meetings and phone conferences.
- Regular personal growth workshops focused on experiential learning about self-advocacy, assertive communication, healthy and unhealthy relationships, stress management, and other relevant topics.
- Team building activities and support experiences.
- Working with and supporting youth to seek out leadership opportunities in FACES as well as their schools and neighborhoods.
Reatha Conn, MPH, Program Coordinator
Reatha Conn is the Program Coordinator for the South Alameda County FACES for the Future Program. Reatha grew up in Oakland, California and graduated from Life Academy High School. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and MPH from California State University, Fresno.
As a first generation college student, Reatha values mentorship and is committed to encouraging students to strive for greatness. She has worked with and mentored students from many Bay Area organizations including the East Bay Consortium, UC Berkeley Upward Bound Math and Science, Girls Inc., BUILD, the Mills College Upward Bound Program, and the East Bay College Fund.
Reatha also has a passion for health education. She has delivered health education programs on the following public health topics: College Access, Financial Literacy, HIV Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. She is committed to bringing the South Alameda County community and its youth educational opportunities and resources to promote growth.
Reatha Conn, MPH
FACES for the Future, South Alameda County
555 12th Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 435-2883