About FACES for the Future
FACES for the Future San Diego is a comprehensive health careers pathway program that prepares socio-economically diverse high school students from City Heights in San Diego for careers that offer livable wages and upward mobility.
Inspiring youth to lead by creating innovative approaches to youth development, health careers preparation and wellness. Through their transformation, the change the face of health.
The goals of FACES include
We strive to provide youth from diverse backgrounds and challenges with opportunities to learn about health career options and gain confidence, skills and support to pursue their dreams.
FACES students start the program their sophomore year and continue with their cohort until graduation. They reside in City Heights, a large urban San Diego neighborhood where as many as 40 languages are spoken among its nearly 80,000 residents. It is a richly diverse community with a large portion of residents who are foreign born, primarily migrating from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Fewer than 50% of adults have a high school education, and 35% live in poverty.