My Priorities

A look into the work I am committed to.

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We must do more to build a stronger city/school partnership. I will advocate ensuring we invest and expand youth programming in the City of Sacramento at our neighborhood schools.

 

I will collaborate to strengthen a school/city partnership that integrates, leverages, and improves access to resources such as joint-use agreements (open schoolyards), medical clinics, and recreational services based around the ideas of community schools.

 

Our school sites should be community resources, not shuttered after 3 pm and on weekends. I will bring various recreational and extended learning after school programs to our Sacramento neighborhood school sites.

 

The time is now to reimagine a siloed system and create a model that connects individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools, and government bodies with the understanding that our fates are interconnected.

Strong Schools

&

Strong Neighborhoods

Amplifying youth voice

Our next generation of leaders have unique perspectives and lived experiences. You've probably heard the rallying cry and support the sentiment in principle. But for most children and teens, the practice is dramatically different especially for young people who are poor, undocumented, or in mixed-status families, LGBTQI, of color, or hold other marginalized identities.

 

I will give our youth an integral part in their learning environment by making sure we have a youth member added to every board and committee in SCUSD. This change will engage youth and give them a stronger voice in the decisions that impact them directly—nothing about us without us.

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We live in a society where schools are touted to be sites of learning and innovation and safe spaces. On most days, the average parent or guardian sends their child to school without a second thought to whether he/she will be cared for, listened to, or embraced by adults and youth members of the school community.

 

In a city that prides itself on its people's rich diversity, one should assume that schools are places where diverse identities are welcomed and affirmed, where teachers and staff have the support they need, and that health and social services are available for all students and families.

 

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. I will work with all partners to cultivate inclusive school norms and values and foster a sense of belonging. I will also be embracing age-appropriate conversations about diversity and social justice. 

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We live in a society where schools are touted to be sites of learning and innovation and safe spaces. On most days, the average parent or guardian sends their child to school without a second thought to whether he/she will be cared for, listened to, or embraced by adults and youth members of the school community.

 

In a city that prides itself on its people's rich diversity, one should assume that schools are places where diverse identities are welcomed and affirmed, where teachers and staff have the support they need, and that health and social services are available for all students and families.

 

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. I will work with all partners to cultivate inclusive school norms and values and foster a sense of belonging. I will also be embracing age-appropriate conversations about diversity and social justice. 

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