Cristina Flores is the current Program Associate for Homies 4 Justice (H4J) where she incorporates poetry and writing as part of her cultural strategy to develop trauma-informed programming for systems impacted youth at CURYJ. Since Cristiana has been working with Homies for Justice she began a new process of weekly Wellness Checks with each young person to monitor their wellness and provide wrap around services. This new process has helped the program to double its enrollment and increase retention to 100% consistently.
Cristina is from East Oakland and believes that young people of color should be at the table making decisions to dismantle the criminalization and incarceration they are facing. Cristina has been an organizer since the age of 13 and has worked with Life Skills Advisory, The Xicana Moratorium, 67 Sueños, and Causa Justa | Just Cause. Cristina is currently a college student majoring in Ethnic Studies, while also receiving Communication and Media Training through CURYJ.