Envision in Boston Public Schools

Founded by Boston-based optometrist Dr. Tricia Rose, Envision Boston Giving is a program that supplies public school students across three Boston schools with free glasses and vision screenings. Envision also replaces glasses for any student who may happen to lose or break their originally provided pair. Approximately 80% of a child’s learning and educational retention during the first 12 years of their life are products of visually-dependent tasks. Envision Boston Giving is dedicated to the prevention of untreated eye problems interfering with students’ ability to learn up to their potential.

You can learn more about Envision Boston Giving through this Boston Globe article about the program.

Diploma Plus in Charlestown High School

Diploma Plus, a program designed to assist students who have not had traditional success in public high school towards completion of their degrees, was not only given the required fiscal support from Liberty Mutual to continue their operations, but was recognized across New England for a specific educator’s excellence and dedication. Sunny Pai, who has taught at Charlestown for the last 12 school-years, was nominated for the Nellie Mae Foundation’s annual Lawrence W. O’Toole Award that is accompanied by a $100,000 grant to supplement and expand the program.

You can learn more about Diploma Plus through this boston.com article about the program.