WACUBO 2023 Service Project

Thank you to all those who participated in the 2023 Service Project!

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Every year, WACUBO participates in a Service Project in connection with the Annual Conference. Recently, WACUBO re-envisioned its service project to incorporate and encourage the higher education presence while providing a valuable community service to local schools with youth and students who may not have thought higher education was an option available to them. 

This year, we ask that you help us support Casa Blanca Community School, the only tribally-run BIE elementary school located on reservation land in the Phoenix area. Casa Blanca is a Title 1 school with 100% of its 266 grade K-4 students eligible for free-or-reduced price meals. They are fortunate in that the Gila River community wanted their students to have a new school and made this happen. Construction was completed in August 2021. However, the library sits empty (its previous library housed books that were more than 20 years old). Principal Kim Franklin identified this as their highest priority.

The WACUBO Service Project goal will be to fill the library with $10k in selected hardcover book titles Casa Blanca identifies, and we will leverage member gifts with match challenges from business partners.

We will also ask members to bring:

  • College/university t-shirts/sweatshirts 
  • College stickers to brand the books (example: ‘This book donated by UCI’ and then affix a UCI sticker)
  • College pennants to decorate the library.

We are asking all members who can help to purchase items off the Amazon Wish List. Please note that hardcover books are preferred. Please select Shipping Address: Principal Kim Franklin/CASA BLANCA COMMUNITY SCHOOL

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Two Opportunities to Win

All members who make a purchase from the Amazon Wishlist are automatically entered into an opportunity drawing to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards. 

Win 1 of 2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards

You will automatically be entered when you purchase a library book from the Casa Blanca Community School WishList.

Win 1 of 2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards

Bring your college pennant, college stickers and/or a university t-shirt/sweatshirt to the Service Project Booth onsite at the Conference for additional chances to win.

Thank You to Our Service Project Contributor

About Casa Blanca Community School

Casa Blanca Community School is located just 30 miles south of the bustling city of Phoenix and currently serves 266 students in a nurturing K–5 environment. Each day, our committed staff and teachers work hard to open the doors of opportunity that only a quality education provides. It is a single-school district that meets the educational needs of students entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Our school is staffed with 75 dedicated and highly qualified staff members who are committed to providing our young students with a quality education.