Mesa Dictionary Project





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Mesa, Arizona

Total Budget: $6,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: 2,000 dictionaries provided to the most needy students in the Mesa, Arizona Public School System

With direct input from the Mesa School Superintendent, We have identified 3,200 third grade students most in need of basic literacy tools. Our club expects to help 2,400 of these students by purchasing, labeling and distributing these dictionaries to these students in September, 2018. These dictionaries are often their first book. Many students in this population do not have the basics at home(such as a dictionary, ruler, or pencils); computers with internet access are few and far between for this population. We will purchase dictionaries,labels and bookmarks and distribute them by November, 2018. Mesa Rotarians will meet to label, organize and distribute the dictionaries to each participating elementary school. Our project includes a 1 hour Assembly at each school,hosted and directed by our Rotarians. We introduce the students to the basic methods and literacy tools available within their dictionaries. Our budget will fund 2,400 dictionaries.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Mesa

Primary Contact: Ben Yanofsky

Email: byanofsky@aol.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Mesa (5495)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Ben Yanofsky.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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