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Mission: Complete refurbishment of LAUSD Title I elementary school libraries; designed to make libraries a FUN and HAPPY place to read and get inspired.

Year Founded: 1999

Principals: Dr. Rebecca Constantino, Founder/Executive Director

Location: Various locations throughout Los Angeles

Number of Kids Served: 350-400 K-6 students per school. The WBC currently funds 5-6 Title 1 elementary schools annually.

Silver Bullet Grant: A complete overhaul of an antiquated school library to bring it totally up to date. This includes new books, cataloging, furniture, and a new, bright decor.

Charity Group Comments: “Our library was closed for several years due to a lack of funding from LAUSD. The Water Buffalo Club helped rekindle the love of books in so many of our students to prepare them for the most basic life skill…reading.”  Local Elementary School Principal

List of WBC/AB Library Refurbishments:

May 9, 2009-Vine Street Elementary School ~ March 5, 2011-Grant Street Elementary School ~ April 27, 2013-La Ballona Elementary School-September 7, 2013-Angeles Mesa Elementary School ~ October 26, 2013-Amestoy Elementary School ~ March 1, 2014-Grape Street Elementary School ~ March 14, 2014-Lincoln Elementary School ~ May, 14, 2014-El Rincon Elementary School ~ September 1, 2014-West Athens Elementary School ~ September 13, 2014-52nd Street Elementary School ~ October 14, 2014-Carver Elementary School ~ November 15, 2014-107th Street Elementary School ~ February 21, 2015-Reseda Elementary School ~ March 14, 2015-Griffin Elementary School ~ April 18, 2015-Compton Elementary School ~ April 25, 2015-95th Street Elementary School ~ May 7, 2015-Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet Elementary School ~ December 12, 2015-112th Street Elementary School ~February 6, 2016-Woodcrest Elementary School ~ February 27, 2016-20th Street Elementary School ~ April 16, 2016-Rosecrans Elementary School ~ May 21, 2016-McKinley Elementary School ~ February 11, 2017-Meyler Elementary School ~ March 18, 2017-Flournoy Elementary School ~ April 29, 2017-Barrett Elementary School ~ September 23, 2017-Washington Elementary School ~ November 4, 2017-93rd Street Elementary School