Vision To Learn launched in Richmond, Virginia on October 26, 2017, with tremendous support from state and local leadership. Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Levar Stoney, Secretary of Education Dr. Dietra Trent, State Senator Glen Sturtevant, and Interim Superintendent Thomas Kranz participated in an event at Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School, at which 97 students received glasses.
Vision To Learn’s Richmond program will serve an estimated 7,000 students in Richmond Public Schools. Local nonprofit Conexus will provide vision screenings for all district students, and Vision To Learn will provide eye exams and glasses to all students referred. The program is supported, in part, by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and Rathmann Challenge Grant. From this Richmond program, Vision To Learn will expand in the years to come to serve communities throughout Virginia, in communities such as Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Henrico, Norfolk, Newport News, and Petersburg.
To further express his support of Vision To Learn and the importance of this partnership, Mayor Levar Stoney wrote an Op-ed which can be read here.
Over 100,000 students in Virginia need glasses.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Community Foundation
Rathmann Challenge Grant
Virginia Health Care Foundation
Vision To Learn, Virginia
Natisha Knight, Program Manager
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