FACES San Diego, home to three distinct school sites, has been very busy and has a lot in the works for the remainder of the school year. We welcomed a new coordinator for our Hoover High School site in January. Nikki Lopez has been learning the program and getting oriented to both her new school… [Read More]
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! One of our favorite things about the FACES Program is getting to know our students, who come from so many different cultures and lived experiences. Today, we are amplifying the voice of Crystal Coriz, a recent FACES graduate from the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, NM. Here’s Crystal’s note to… [Read More]
FACES Albuquerque Students become Community Health Workers!
Community Health Workers (CHWS) are a vital and growing part of New Mexico’s healthcare workforce. CHWS work alongside clinical care providers to offer social support and resources to patients. CHWS also serve as health educators and leaders in their communities. Throughout the state CHWS are employed by hospitals and clinics as well as agencies focused… [Read More]
FACES Students are Awarded with the Leslie Preston Memorial Scholarship
We are excited to announce that the Alameda County Behavioral Health Collaborative has awarded the Leslie Preston Memorial Scholarship to two 2022 FACES graduates: Emma Bracamontes and Adia Jallali. Emma and Adia graduated from our FACES South Alameda County Public Health Youth Corps in May and are already passionate advocates for mental health in their… [Read More]
2022 FACES SUMMER MEDICAL ACADEMY
Highlights This summer, we brought students back in person with the annual FACES Summer Medical Academy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapted our traditionally in-person program to a virtual experience. While this pandemic is not over, we know students are itching for hands-on learning and connecting with peers. And so, with their safety as our… [Read More]
A Message From Our Founding Director – Fall, 2021
Dear Community- I have always been proud of the fact that FACES is a “responsive” organization. Our inception evolved in response to youth telling us they needed opportunities for career development and mentorship in healthcare. We respond to community requests for support by partnering with them to develop FACES programs that meet the unique… [Read More]
FACES VIRTUAL SUMMER MEDICAL ACADEMY (2021)
Highlights Shout out to FSMA class of 2021 for successfully completing the second-ever virtual FSMA. Despite the difficulties of Zoom fatigue, FSMA over Zoom had some unexpected advantages- such as participating from the comfort of home and meeting people from across the country. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s academy. Medical Mystery–… [Read More]
FACES Stands with our AAPI Community.
It has happened again. Another news story. Another group targeted with hate. Another list of people who have lost their lives because of racism. And another flurry of statements and Twitter feeds and postings. Our work at FACES has spanned 20 years and four different states. It has supported youth who live in rural… [Read More]
FACES Highlighted in American Public Health Association
This week was an exciting one for the FACES for the Future Coalition! Not once, but TWICE, the FACES program was highlighted at the 2020 American Public Health Association virtual conference (https://www.apha.org/ ). First, FACES was presented as a promising practice program model for our work in the National Diversity Workforce Pipeline Program in… [Read More]
12/12/2018: FACES Winter 2018 Newsletter
Check out our Winter 2018 Newsletter, along with an End-of-Year overview of the successes of our programs. Click on the image to read the full newsletter.