Veva's commitment to our students is driven by her belief that all students in our community should have the opportunity to benefit from the best educational system possible. This is why Veva has voted to expand Dual Enrollment programs and Career Technical Education which has allowed our students greater opportunities for higher education and vocational training.
“Many of Fresno Unified School Districts students live in poverty, we need to be intentional in breaking cycles of poverty and supporting children from disadvantaged households to be successful. We can ensure a better future for every child by aligning our priorities and resources to support student success. Over the last four years, I have voted and driven resources that help to position our student’s success, from enhanced tutoring, greater access to technology and investments in after school programs.”
Veva's commitment to our community is demonstrated through her many years of service. She was appointment by the Governor to serve on the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Board and the Health Benefit Exchange Board for California. In 2017, Veva was selected as a National Culture of Health Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2021, Veva as honored as a Community Health Hero by California State University Fresno’s College of Health and Human Services. Veva was also recognized in 2021, as the Fresno Community Champion by Go Public Schools Fresno.
“Every child is an asset to our community. From the laborers who builds our infrastructure to the entrepreneurs who create businesses, our community needs well-educated and trained individuals to help our community thrive. A good education is not just an investment in a child, it's an investment in our community. We rise when all of our children are well- educated.”
“Education is our greatest tool to fixing many of our community challenges. By working together, we can ensure that every child in our community is able to reach their highest potential. From Kindergarten to High School, our children should feel safe and know that they belong. By the time they graduate, our children should be prepared to fulfill their dreams.”