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“Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am truly honored to be here with you this evening. Reatha (Program Coordinator) has been with your students every step of the way and has been very instrumental in facilitating this program in a positive manner. So I would like to say thank you to Reatha and the entire FACES… [Read More]
FACES for the Future students in San Diego are a special part of the Rady Children’s Hospital family. When I first met Dr. Tomás Magaña in 2008, I was inspired by the work he had been doing and the students I met in Oakland. My intention was to develop a similar program for a group… [Read More]
In June 2016, twelve FACES for the Future students, each representing a FACES program from across California (San Diego, Hayward, San Francisco and Oakland), traveled to Washington DC to participate in our inaugural Global Health Youth Summit (GHYS). Read the various blogs from FACES Scholars who participated in the Summit and learn how that experience… [Read More]
Often, I’ll hear someone ask in a diversity conversation, “Why do we need to start so early in order for students to succeed? Why high school?” My response is simple – because we are losing too many valuable diverse candidates with lived experience before and during college. How do we expect to benefit from all… [Read More]
For the past two years, FACES for the Future Coalition has proudly partnered with the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II to develop a global health career pathway for diverse youth underrepresented in global health. To this end, our goals are to expose youth to global health careers at an early stage of their educational… [Read More]
Our commitment to empowering young people with the skills, training and experience to succeed personally and professionally has been unwavering since 2000 when the first FACES program was launched. To that end, FACES programs have served more than 800 youth throughout California over the past 16 years. This journey has been extraordinary for all of… [Read More]