My parents instilled in me the value of an education and I see it as the path to personal freedom. That’s why I’ve dedicated my career to serving underserved children – our kids who are low-income, Latino, African-American, English Learners and foster youth. Our children, especially those on the margins, absolutely need more resources, more focus and more attention paid to their needs. We must invest in the education and community organizations that support our young people so that they are able to thrive.