The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading today will recognize the Los Angeles-based Beutner Family Foundation for its Vision To Learn program that has provided free eye exams to more than 21,000 children and free glasses to 16,000 of them. The program will be honored as a GLR Campaign Pacesetter Program, a distinction that reflects its contribution… more
Vision To Learn, a non-profit organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low-income communities throughout California, donated almost one hundred glasses to students at Para Los Niños Elementary School. The school is administered by Para Los Niños, a nationally accredited, Los Angeles-based education and social services agency. Both organizations held a… more
Attorney General Kamala Harris, Eric Sogard of the Oakland Athletics, Radio Personality Big Boy, and CTA President Dean Vogel join with Vision To Learn Founder Austin Beutner to help kids As many as 5,500 children need glasses in the Oakland community Austin Beutner, Vision To Learn Founder and Chairman, was joined today by California Attorney… more
Mobile eye clinics could soon be coming to a school near you. Today at Jefferson Elementary School in Natomas, Governor Brown and the nonprofit Vision To Learn announced a statewide expansion.
California hasn’t lacked for attempts at improving its public schools. Over the past two decades, we’ve reduced class sizes, directed more resources to lower-income districts and fiddled with what kids are taught and how they’re tested. We can argue the results; we can’t argue the intent. That said, a road paved with the best of… more