Case Manager, APP/Reintegration
Phone: (626) 449-0839 ext. 110
Born and raised in Pasadena, Chris feels deeply connected to the Altadena and Pasadena community. After going through some trouble as a youth and then incarceration, Chris decided to make positive changes by seeking employment and furthering his education after his release. Through work with various community-based organizations, Chris discovered his passion for working with community members in high-risk, high-need circumstances. Chris was connected to Flintridge Center after attending a Vision 20/20 training about the history of Northwest Pasadena and the best practices to engage with and assist community members in high-risk, high-need circumstances.
Certified in Case Management from U.C. Davis, Chris engages with formerly incarcerated, ex-gang affiliated, and currently incarcerated community members to inform them about the opportunities at Flintridge Center and other services to help them transition back into our community. Chris follows up with those who attend the PACT Resource Fairs to assist them in securing resources to successfully reintegrate back into the community. Chris also holds one-on-one case management sessions with each APP student and graduate to ensure that they are meeting their individual goals and obtaining the services they need to be self-sufficient.
Chris loves how Flintridge provides him with a solid foundation and the opportunity to do the rewarding work of giving back to his community and helping transform lives. Chris enjoys staying involved within the community by supporting nonprofits doing positive work. He aspires to start his own nonprofit organization in the future and ultimately fulfill his passion of working with youth.