The Tulane University Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is happy to start each academic year supporting the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund Annual Back to School Extravaganza. SAC and the Ashé Cultural Arts Center co-sponsor this free school supply giveaway annually to support all New Orleans public school students.
In 2018, Tulane donated over 30 boxes of school supplies to DSEF. The 2018 Extravaganza was held at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and featured live performances, free health and dental screenings, free haircuts, and activities.
The 11th Annual Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund Annual Back to School Extravaganza was held at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Students received free school supplies, health screenings, dental screenings, haircuts & hairstyles, manicures, games, and giveaways. The event also included special performances by Luther Gray & Bamboula 2000, YEP NOLA Drumline & Dance Team, Walter J. Blakk of the Young Seminole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, CTC Steppers S&P Club, and the The Hot 8 Brass Band.
Crayons, pencils, loose leaf paper, binders, pens, spiral notebooks, scissors, ruler, index cards, colored markers, glue sticks, bottles of glue, pocket folders, facial tissue, paper towels, backpacks, construction paper, highlighters, binder dividers, photo copy paper, erasers, colored pencils, pencil cases, composition notebooks, red pens, dry erase markers, nap mats.