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.
Pat Kolyouthapong, Program Coordinator
Pat is the Program Coordinator for FACES for the Future in South Alameda County. Before pursuing his passion for medicine, Pat received his B.A. with Honors in History of Art from UC Berkeley and started a Ph.D. program in Visual Studies at UC Santa Cruz. In the clinical setting, Pat serves his community as a Medical Assistant in urgent care, as well as on a street medicine team serving the unhoused population in Oakland. His desire to make a change in people’s lives is beyond medicine and has led him to FACES. Pat is passionate about supporting and empowering students to strive to achieve their greatest potential both personally and academically.