In June 2018, Vision To Learn launched a program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The kickoff event at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 was attended by Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet, Pennsylvania Executive Director of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Patricia Allan, Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, Vision To Learn President Ann Hollister, and emcee’d by Vision To Learn Pennsylvania Co-Chair Bruce Gebhardt.
Vision To Learn works with more than two dozen school districts throughout Southwestern PA, and partners the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, UPMC Children’s Hospital and local community groups to provide visits during the summer across the region. We have visited more than 100 locations throughout Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Washington counties, and provided free glasses to nearly 5,000 kids in the Pittsburgh area.
Vision To Learn’s work will continue growing throughout the Pittsburgh area, expanding service to Fayette, Greene, and Westmoreland counties in 2021. An estimated 30,000 kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania need glasses and don’t have them. If you think Vision To Learn might be able help your school or community, contact Program Manager Mark Scaramuzzi.
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In September 2019, Vision To Learn joined forces with The Eagles Charitable Foundation to expand service to students throughout the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).
Over 30,000 SDP students lack the glasses they need to achieve their academic potential. Since 1996, the Eagles Eye Mobile has visited schools in the Greater Philadelphia area; and Vision To Learn assumed management of the program in fall 2019, joining forces to amplify vision care services for students. With the addition of Vision To Learn and another mobile clinic, “Eagles Eye Mobile – powered by Vision To Learn,” over 60 schools will be visited in the area annually.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Deerbrook Charitable Trust
Eagles Charitable Foundation
Essilor Vision Foundation
The Heinz Endowments
Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Richard King Mellon Foundation
Merck & Co., Inc.
PNC Charitable Trusts
RP Simmons Family Charitable Trust
William Penn Foundation
Vision To Learn, Pennsylvania
Mark Scaramuzzi, Program Manager Pittsburgh Area
+1 (412) 453-6737
Questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Weiner, Program Manager Philadelphia Area
+1 (215) 339-6770
Questions or concerns: email@example.com