Isaac Alvarez Cardenas is a member of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan (Qua-wheel-tek-can) Nation. A Native American Indian, son of an Apache mother and a Coahuiltecan father, and was raised in the inner-city West Side of San Antonio, Texas. Isaac is a father of two young adult sons, and married to his wife Sylvia for 32 years. Isaac is currently working as Director of Programs for the American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Mission’s “Rites of Passage Program.” He was also involved in the conceptualizing of the Avance’s “Fatherhood” project in 1988. Isaac is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, with a Master’s Degree in Science, Psychology Counseling (LPC Intern). Isaac is also a Mental Health Psychotherapist working with children and families at Mental Health Clinics in the city. It should be noted that Isaac has chosen to reside in the inner-city, working with high-risk, minorities, families, and youth for over twenty years. His purpose is to help strengthen the families in the community by providing culturally competent spiritual support, mental wellness and emotional enlightenment.