Chrissie Ozuna manages the backbone services for Serve West Dallas’ collective impact project SOAR (Services Optimized for Academic Reach) supporting schools in the West Dallas neighborhood. Chrissie is originally from San Antonio but moved to the Dallas area to attend the University of North Texas where she received a BS in Development and Family Studies. Before joining the SWD team she served 2 years as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Reading Partners Dallas. With a life long love of learning, educations has been at the heart of most everything she has done from from teaching 2 – 11 year old at the Kids Cooking Company to leading a TAKS intervention program in Dallas ISD schools for 3rd grade girls with the Girl Scouts. She truly believes that education is the most powerful tool in changing our communities’ future.