× Main Page Fashion Lifestyle Sport Home Travel Real Estate Business
Social Responsibility Environment Education Innovations Retail Design Photography
Brands Lists
× Main Page Fashion Lifestyle Sport Home Travel Real Estate Business
Social Responsibility Environment Education Innovations Retail Design Photography
Brands Lists

EDUCATION - NEWS

Homeless Students at San Diego's Monarch School Receive $5,000 Barona Education Grant to Update Classroom Technology

Staff and students of the Monarch School recently accepted a $5,000 education grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Homeless Students at San Diego's Monarch School Receive $5,000 Barona Education Grant to Update Classroom Technology

Homeless Students at San Diego's Monarch School Receive $5,000 Barona Education Grant to Update Classroom Technology

EDUCATION - NEWS

Source : Barona Band of Mission Indians

Facebook Share Twitter Tweet Google Plus Share

Located in Barrio Logan area of San Diego, the Monarch School is dedicated to providing excellent education to homeless youth in grades K through 12 while also providing support for their basic needs such as healthcare, food, clothing and personal hygiene. It will use the grant money to purchase four laptop computers, four graphing calculators and one Nasco Math Supplies kit. These items are to upgrade technology in the school's college and career center as well as for the K-8 math curriculum.

California State Assemblyman Todd Gloria sponsored the grant. Barona Tribal Chairman Edwin "Thorpe" Romero presented the $5,000 check to Principal Michael Paredes, faculty and students.

"The homeless crisis continues to grow and we often forget that this impacts children, too," said Chairman Romero. "The Monarch School is doing amazing work providing these children and young adults with an education and hope for the future."

Since the Barona Education Grant program was launched in 2006, Barona has awarded over $3.4 million to California schools statewide. The program has equipped 689 schools with hundreds of computers, thousands of books, iPads, computer software programs and various other technologies and school supplies.

The Barona Education Grant program is the first of its kind in California created and administered by a Tribal Government. The goal of the program is to create strong educational opportunities for the children of California building upon the success of the Barona Indian Charter School, which operates under a continuous improvement model. Schools throughout California can apply for educational grants from Barona to purchase much-needed supplies and materials that promote academic improvement. Each grant awarded by the Barona Education Grant Program is $5,000. Applications can be downloaded at http://barona-nsn.gov/education





LATEST POSTS
Although her undergraduate degree was in biology, her real passion was always photography. In 2012, she established her own studio that focuses on interiors, travel and fine art photography. I talked with Helynn Ospina about architectural and interiors photography.
Quentin & Jean-Baptiste Gaveau were inspired by street style, and they established BILLYBELT in 2012, to make a difference in everyday wear by designing colorful braided belts. I talked with Jean-Baptiste Gaveau about BILLYBELT.
Douglas Barnhard has decided to use his 20-year cabinet making experience in a completely different area. Now, he designs and produces mid-century modern designed birdhouses for our flying friends in nature. I talked with Douglas Barnhard about Sourgrassbuilt birdhouses.
They were born in different cities, finished different high schools, but had the same passion for photography. They met in Stockholm, studied photography in Gothenburg together, and decided to cooperate. I talked with Marco Grizelj and Kristian Krän about advertising photography.