Robert Williams, Program Manager of MHSA – Prop 63 & Special Projects
My name is Robert Williams and a little bit about me, growing up in the heart of San Francisco as a young latino boy, the mission district was where I grew up. I have had academic and mental health challenges affect my life in various ways such as; probation, foster care, and incarceration. I am now a young man of color who is the MHSA Program Manager at Health & Human Resource Education Center giving back to the county of Alameda
I have been integrated at a young age into different workforce programs such as Horizon’s Unlimited, BACR, CHALK, Ashland Reach Youth Center, Youth Uprising, and the Youth Employment Program. Moving around San Francisco to moving into Oakland has enabled me to learn how to maneuver and work in diverse environments across the Inner Bay-Area
Working alongside my supportive systems, I have over 10 years of personal, professional, and administrative experience when it comes to servicing at risk, level 5, and youth of color from all backgrounds. What drives me to do this kind of work is how I grew up, how I want to change the perspective, and to see change in my communities I have grown up in and have serviced.
I am the living proof that with the right guidance and supportive development, you can successfully create a healthy, striving, and uplifting young person through the non-profit model. My ultimate goal is to reach as many participants as I can to change their perspective on a positive outlook on life.