FACES OF THE EAST BAY

East Bay Community Partner F.A.C.E.S.


F.A.C.E.S OF THE EAST BAY (Family Art Culture Education Spirituality)

F.A.C.E.S uses art, culture, education and spirituality to promote programs and services that empower and uplift the lives of individuals and families.  F.A.C.E.S addresses the concerns and issues of the dynamic multicultural East Bay community by encouraging citizens to be actively engaged in creating harmonious urban environments that improve the lives of all people.

Mission

The mission of F.A.C.E.S is to provide holistic, integrated programs and services that enhance and empower individuals and families throughout the Easy Bay.  F.A.C.E.S programs and services are offered through artistic and cultural activities, designed to improve family relationships and stability, provide and strengthen educational skills, and offer exposure to non-denominational universal spiritual principles that support, guide and inspire wise and productive decisions in making daily life choices.

The F.A.C.E.S Story

In 1998, the leaders of East Bay Church of Religious Science established F.A.C.E.S as a 501c3 California non-profit benefit corporation. It was envisioned that it would serve as the social service and community benefit arm of the church.  The goal was for F.A.C.E.S to provide programs and services to uplift, empower and enhance the lives of disadvantaged community members.  Since its inception F.A.C.E.S has mobilized and collaborated with city, state and federal agencies and commissions; community based arts, health and social change organizations; educational institutions; public and private funders; the service groups of faith based organizations and talented individuals.  These collaborations have engaged F.A.C.E.S in offering creative, innovative, whole systems programs bringing together an array of resources that meet the needs of the community.  As a result, F.A.C.E.S has succeeded in establishing a reputation for offering quality innovative trainings, workshops and service programs. The following list provides an example of the many was that F.A.C.E.S has achieved its mission and served the community:

Youth and Family Wellness

  • Reuniting Family Project
  • Maximizing Opportunities For Mothers To Succeed – MOMS Program
  • First Friday Family Fun Nights
  • Seeing the Beauty of A Girls Rites of Passage Program
  • Building Healthy Families Training Program
  • King Estates Middle School Citizens Club

Health and Wellness

  • Breaking Bread Together
  • The Overflow Pantry
  • Food Angels
  • StopWaste Food Recovery
  • East Bay Hidden Garden

Culture, Arts, Music

  • Free After School Music Lessons
  • Winter Wonderland Music Camp
  • Art Instruction Summer Camps
  • Kwanzaa Celebrations

Education, Spirituality and Community Building

  • Jump Start Your Life Empowerment Workshops
  • First Time Home Buyers Program

Cultural Competence, Social Justice and Community Building

  • Project Together We Can Heal The Heart
  • Community Peacekeepers for Oakland
  • APPIC Little Children Big Challenge/Incarceration Training Advisory Board
  • Building Bridges for Racial Harmony
  • The Impact of Incarceration on Families Workshop
  • EBCRS Prison Ministry
  • Oakland Police Department Community relations consultations

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