Savannah DaCruz, from Providence, RI, grew up experiencing housing eviction, food insecurity, and watched her late mother – a single parent of 6 jump through hoops to provide the basics while working a minimum wage job as a waitress. These experiences of eviction, food insecurity, and poverty are not unique or isolated; but are the shared narratives of many Rhode Island. Savannah is running for state representative because the injustices we face require structural change beyond the individual level.
Savannah DaCruz is a City Year AmeriCorps alum, a New Leaders Council graduate, and serves on the board of directors for AS220. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and creative writing; and works for immigrant and refugee communities in RI.