As a young man I chose to serve my country and joined the United States Air Force, where he learned Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In EVERYTHING you do. Without that experience he wouldn't be the person he is today. Aaron was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. I’ve had the blessing of growing up with diversity of thoughts, skills, and perspectives. He has had a variety of experiences that have molded my unique perspective. As the Co-Founder of Sawubona Culture he is passionate about helping children expand their personal libraries, and encourage a love for reading. He believes that education and clear communication, and relationship building helps children to feel seen, and wanted. Aaron’s goal his build a community of readers that loves themselves and their communities. He is a Father to 3 beautiful children, married to the most amazing woman ever. Being a community leader and mentor is of the highest priority to him.
Born and raised in Los Angeles California. She pursued higher education in the bay area at St. Mary’s College of California which ignited her passion in social justice work. After graduating from St. Mary’s College of California in 2013, and receiving her bachelors of arts in communications and sociology, Treasha moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to become a High School teacher. Treasha taught special education and English In a Title I school on the east side of Las Vegas for six years. It was during this time in which she earned her Masters of arts and education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. It was this time that allowed her to see the importance of reading and just how far behind the education system had let our students of color slip away. Treaha navigates every experience in her fight for social justice through an educational lens and continues to try to enact change in the Las Vegas Valley.
Since her time as a teacher Treasha has went on to become a mother of three beautiful children that continue to inspire her to close the educational achievement gap within our communities.
We want to transform Las Vegas into a supporting community. We plan multiple intiatives to help the children in need. These include
Sawubona is a African Greeting meaning “I See You”
Sawubona conveys the idea of seeing someone beyond the physical. It means understanding who said person is. Saying “Sawubona“ to someone indicates “I get what you are going through— I get You.”
It is our mission for Black and Brown children to seen, understood, and cared for. Our hope is that reading stories that are reminiscent of our youth’s lives with spark a love for reading and a growth of knowledge of self.
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