COVID

Camp STAR 2022 Session 2 Registration Still Open!

Summer is here! Sign up for REACH Camp STAR Session 2 today -- only a few spots left! 1st come, 1st served! Click the flyer below to download the form. Print it, fill it out, and email back to reach.socialmedia@acgov.org or drop off in person. Questions? Call us at 510-481-4551.

REACH Fellowship Bulletin 2022-2023

The REACH 2022-2023 Fellowship application is now available. Please follow the REACH AYC Fellow position description and directions as listed below to apply.

Free COVID Testing Every Wednesday!

Free and open to the public! No insurance needed. Citizenship and immigration status will not be asked.

Californians get $50—just for being vaccinated!

All California residents who get vaccinated after May 26 are eligible for a $50 incentive card from the state. If you don’t automatically receive information 14 days after your vaccine, please call 1-833-993-3873. Download the English/Spanish COVID State $50 Incentive Flyer.

For questions about the program, visit covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win.

COVID Vaccine Resources

Safe Programming

COVID safe in-person programs have been conducted successfully since June 22, 2020. Some program classes are on hold or are being conducted virtually. Where in-person programs continue, class size has been reduced, masks-required, and social-distancing guidelines observed. Through “stable-groups” or “social-bubbles,” the number of persons interacting has been safely limited.

Recreation

  • The fitness center is currently closed and use of the Edendale Gymnasium suspended.
  • Most recreation classes are being conducted outdoors.

Education

  • Daily small group academic support has been integrated into all stable group offerings.

Art

  • Classes in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, mixed-media, bookmaking, paper arts, and sewing are being conducted in stable groups.
  • Classes in digital compositing, digital painting, digital photography, digital illustration, graphic design, digital music, video production, music production, and independent digital arts projects are being conducted in stable groups.

Career

  • Virtual career counseling and workshops continue.
  • Virtual career spotlight sessions, with employers in a handful of sectors, continue.
  • Drop-in career counseling, planned college tours, and planned job fairs are on hold.

Health

  • In-person home-visits and scheduled on-site visits are happening. Most drop-in, on-site visits are on hold. We have also rolled out a resource line for Transition Aged Youth (18-24). See Health Section for instructions on phone numbers and times.

Connecting Youth and Families to Critical Services

When shelter-in-place orders were Issued, REACH staff called 550+ families of members to:

  • Explain and answer questions about the health order.
  • Share how REACH could continue to support them even while in-person programming was paused.
  • Provide resources and referrals to respond to new and emerging needs due to the pandemic.