The majority of the school in District 7 are classified as stressed or stressed areas meaning that they are high in environmental stress factors such as violent crime, unemployment, residential vacancy, poor air quality, and limited food security. I believe that the community schools model is the right portfolio of services to help D7 students reach their full potential. I support the idea of providing a more culturally relevant curriculum that not only showcases the incredible historical resilience and strength of people of color but also their current struggles and triumphs. I also believe in community support services because I provided free support services to OUSD students when I worked for a community nonprofit. The most amazing thing about community support services is that they are free and their volunteers and staff possess an extraordinary amount of specialized skills and resources to advocate and intervene on behalf of the needs of all students.