SOURCE: Barona Band of Mission Indians

Barona Band of Mission Indians

September 21, 2011 14:00 ET

Barona Tribe Helps Enhance Learning and Technology at Christ the Cornerstone Lutheran Academy

San Diego School Receives $5,000 Education Grant From the Barona Band of Mission Indians

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Christ the Cornerstone Lutheran Academy's staff and students received a $5,000 education grant today from the Barona Band of Mission Indians. Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Principal Lark Mayeski were in attendance to receive the grant on behalf of the school from Chairman Edwin "Thorpe" Romero of the Barona Band of Mission Indians.

Christ the Cornerstone Lutheran Academy will use the grant money to purchase three docu-cams, three classroom movie screens and three computer monitors.

"Technology is an important tool for learning in today's classroom," said Chairman Romero. "We are pleased to be able to provide these resources to help the students achieve their educational goals."

As school budgets continue to be drastically cut across the state, the Barona Band of Mission Indians has been sharing resources through its Barona Education Grant Program. Since 2006, Barona has awarded more than $1.5 million to over 300 schools statewide.

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

About the Barona Band of Mission Indians
The Barona Band of Mission Indians, recognized by the United States government as a sovereign nation, has lived on the Barona Indian Reservation in rural eastern San Diego County since 1932. Prior to that, the Tribe lived on the Capitan Grande Reservation which was established by the federal government in 1875. Long before living on a reservation, the Tribe traveled across Southern California in tune with the seasons and what nature provided. Today, the sovereign nation, governed by an elected Tribal Council, is serving its Tribal members, their families, and sharing with the San Diego region. One of the most successful gaming Tribes in the country, Barona also owns and operates the Barona Resort & Casino, San Diego's leading gaming resort, casino and golf course. For more information, visit

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