Bienestar Youth Center
The Bienestar Youth Center is an extension of ICSI’s mental health advocacy efforts. The Center aims to assist youth and transitional youth in expanding their mental health knowledge through psychoeducation and ICSI’s community defined evidence practices, atencion plena (mindfulness) and platicas (healing circles).
The young group leaders are primarily composed of Latinx transitional youth from low-income communities that are diamonds in the rough. These bright young individuals continue to flourish by polishing their skills and healing their hearts in order to heal their communities.
El Centro Juvenil Bienestar es una extensión de los esfuerzos de defensa de la salud mental de ICSI. El Centro tiene como objetivo ayudar a los jóvenes y a los jóvenes en transición a ampliar sus conocimientos de salud mental a través de la psicoeducación y las prácticas de evidencia definidas por la comunidad de ICSI, la atención plena y las platicas (círculos de curación).
Los jóvenes líderes de los grupos están compuestos principalmente por jóvenes latinos en transición de comunidades de bajos ingresos que son diamantes en bruto. Estos jóvenes brillantes siguen floreciendo al pulir sus habilidades y sanar sus corazones para sanar sus comunidades.
What We Do
Mental Health Education & Advocacy
Entrepreneurship Opportunities & Education
Leadership & Workforce Development
Our Mission / Nuestra Mision
Buidling stronger, healthier hearts and minds for the healing of our communities.
Construir corazones y mentes más fuertes y saludables para la curación de nuestras comunidades.
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Cesar Casamayor is originally from NYC and has over 15 years of experience working with youth in Fresno as an instructor and program coordinator at FUSD. He has also worked as an organizer tackling issues of youth homelessness, gang violence, immigrant rights and leadership development. He has a B.A. from Fresno Pacific University. Cesar is a father of 2 children born in Fresno and his favorite color is brown.
Christina Ramirez, AMFT
Christina Ramirez is an AMFT, graduated from CSU, Fresno with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. Christina’s passion for guiding individual’s healing and self-empowerment is seen through her work with the population she serves, especially our youth. Christina enjoys spending her free time with her grandchildren, her favorite color is pink, and she has a Bulldog puppy named Bonita.
Miriam Zuniga has been working with youth for six years now. She currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from CSU, Fresno. Miriam has a passion for mental health awareness and advocacy. She describes herself as committed, determined and loving. Miriam enjoys going to music festiavls, her favorite color is blue and she has a cat named Salem.