SOURCE: Barona Band of Mission Indians

Barona Band of Mission Indians

October 09, 2015 15:30 ET

San Francisco Area School the Latest Recipient of $5,000 Barona Education Grant

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2015) - The Delphi Academy, a San Francisco Bay area school, is the most recent recipient of a $5,000 Barona Education Grant. Located in Campbell in the heart of Silicon Valley, Delphi Academy is an independent, coeducational K-8 school that focuses on basic core subjects while offering a challenging curriculum.

The grant, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Evan Low, will be used to purchase 11 Lenovo laptops to help students study purposefully and independently.

"The Barona Tribe is proud to make a difference for schools throughout the state of California," said Clifford LaChappa, Chairman of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. "By awarding the Delphi Academy with this grant today, we're giving the school's educators the additional tools they need to fulfill their mission in creating competent leaders of tomorrow."

Since 2006, the Barona Band of Mission Indians has awarded over $2.5 million to 494 schools statewide to help bridge school budget gaps and share resources through its Barona Education Grant Program.

The 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.

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 www.barona-nsn.gov.

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