Bay Area: San Francisco & Oakland
Vision To Learn launched in the Bay Area April 28, 2014, in Oakland Unified’s Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary. Since then Vision To Learn has added school districts large and small, including San Francisco Unified, Fremont, Redwood City Unified, and Ravenswood City School District.
In 2017, Vision To Learn received a generous grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, allowing its Northern California operation to grow to serve students throughout the nine-county Bay Area and Sacramento.
Vision To Learn is supported in the Bay Area by a multi-year grant from the Warriors Community Foundation. Vision To Learn’s Bay Area Warriors clinic helps students throughout the region.
An estimated 9,000 students need glasses in Alameda and San Francisco Counties.
Santa Clara County/San Jose
Vision To Learn launched in San Jose Unified’s Galarza Elementary May 28, 2014. After adding school districts throughout Santa Clara County, including Alum Rock and Franklin McKinley, Vision To Learn purchased a new vehicle that will serve this area year-round.
Vision To Learn’s work in Santa Clara County is supported by several generous sponsors. Kaiser Permanente South Bay has funded eye exams and glasses in San Jose school districts for three years. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has funded capacity growth, allowing Vision To Learn to serve many more kids in the area. El Camino Hospital and El Camino Healthcare District have funded Vision To Learn’s services in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara.
Beginning in 2016, the Sharks Foundation became an official sponsor of Vision To Learn in Santa Clara County. Sharks players Joel Ward and Chris Tierney attended a glasses-dispensing event at Selma Olinder Elementary school in San Jose, and S.J. Sharkie has appeared twice at schools — most recently to help unveil a new Sharks mobile clinic.
Almost 5,000 children in Santa Clara County need glasses.
Vision To Learn’s program in Sacramento County began service at Elk Grove Unified’s David Reese Elementary on March 13, 2013. Today Vision To Learn serves school districts throughout the county, including Sacramento City Unified, Natomas Unified, and Galt Joint Union.Governor Jerry Brown attended a dispensing event at Natomas Unified’s Jefferson Elementary November 19, 2013. After touring the Vision To Learn mobile clinic, Governor Brown said, “I certainly did not even realize that there are so many kids who are not getting glasses.”
In 2017 the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awarded a generous grant, allowing Vision To Learn to help many more childern in the area, with a dedicated Sacramento mobile clinic.
Over 10,000 students in Sacramento County need glasses.
Northern California Supporters
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
California Health & Wellness
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
El Camino Healthcare District
El Camino Hospital
Golden State Warriors
San Jose Sharks Foundation
Vision To Learn, Northern California
Tim Davis, Program Manager
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