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  • Posted on November 13th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Day in the life: Kavita Shah, Peer Health Exchange Manager, Program Design & Development

    Our program’s reach and positive impact on the lives of young people would not be possible without the hard work, passion and dedication of our talented team. It’s our people-power that makes Peer Health Exchange a unique and amazing place to work. In this ‘Day in the Life’ series,  we shine the spotlight on one employee at a time—providing ...

  • Posted on October 30th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Hello Oakland!

    Peer Health Exchange’s new national headquarters are now in Oakland. Read below to learn why we’ve moved. Have you heard the news? Peer Health Exchange’s National and Bay Area offices are now in Oakland’s historic Jack London Square. We opened our new doors in September, and we’re already loving it! Read below to learn ...

  • Posted on October 30th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    The Future of Los Angeles

    Two community leaders born and raised in Southern California, Kimmy Maniquis, LA Executive Director, and LaDawn Best, Head of Sites, share a lot of love for Los Angeles and decades of experience serving its young folx. Chief Operating Officer Robin Rich sat down with them both earlier this month to discuss the first 90 ...

  • Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    A letter from our CEO

    Dear Friends, As I write this, the most diverse, talented group of Peer Health Exchange college students yet are showing up for young people in communities nationwide. This fall PHE college students will lead conversations on tough topics including how young people can give and get consent or how they can help a friend ...

  • Posted on October 28th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Thank you, James and Madeleine McMullan Foundation!

    Peer Health Exchange Chicago is a proud beneficiary of the James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation! Named in honor of their mother and late father, the James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation supports scholarships and education programs nationwide. Their generosity will sponsor two high schools, Harlan Community Academy and Kenwood Academy High School, with ...

  • Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    NYC Welcomes New Executive Director

    Hello NYC Peer Health Exchange community! I am so delighted to be here. I have worked with young people in some capacity for my entire 24-year career (don’t do the math on my age, please!) and there is no population that deserves our wholehearted attention more. My career path has encompassed child protection services, ...

  • Posted on October 19th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Queer Eye’s Van Ness shares his truth to advocate for health

    LGBTQ+ advocate Jonathan Van Ness listed Peer Health Exchange as a recommended resource along with a recent WNYC interview discussing the release of his memoir Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love.  Though he’s best known for starring in the Emmy-winning Queer Eye series, Jonathan is also a vocal promoter for health access ...

  • Posted on October 1st, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Derrick Perry joins Peer Health Exchange LA Board

    Peer Health Exchange LA gives a warm welcome to Derrick Perry, as the newest member of our local board! Perry was recently named the Chief Program Officer at Albertine Kerr. As the Chief Program Officer, Perry oversees the program strategy and operations for Kerr’s wide range of services for children, teens, adults, and families ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Classroom reflections from Bay Area health educators

    As we wrap up another program year, Bay Area is excited about the impact we have had in the communities we serve. We have trained 209 college health educators to teach 854 workshops, reaching 2,700 ninth grade students across 15 high schools. Below are a few reflections from health educators about their experiences in the classroom.   “After asking students ...

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