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Waltham Education and Beyond Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant for Inclusive Community Learning Center
February 15, 2020 | Marketing & Development
The Waltham Education and Beyond Foundation (WEBF) recently awarded Opportunities for Inclusion a $5,000 Excellence in Education grant for our new Inclusive Community Learning Center.

Our Learning Center, which is currently being developed, will include assistive technology, software and other tools to provide life, vocational and other skills training. Learning Center users will include high school students enrolled in our School to Work Transitions Program, other interested high school students, participants in our Employment and other programs, and community members.

Our plan is to support needs in the community and increase inclusion by welcoming Waltham students and community members to immerse themselves, along with our program participants, in our inclusive Learning Center for educational and professional purposes. The Center will provide training sessions on resume writing, communication, time management, money skills, teamwork, appropriate clothing and grooming, skills related to work in retail, food service and clerical roles and more.

WEBF is an education foundation with a mission to ensure educational excellence for all students in Waltham by supporting innovative ideas of teachers, parents, staff and community members involved in the Waltham Public Schools.

Above, Gabriel Vonleh, Opportunities for Inclusion CEO (standing), helps participants in our Group Supported Employment Program respond to a question in the new Inclusive Community Learning Center.

Below, Joanne Raymond (left), Director of Marketing & Development, and Stephanie Russo (center), School to Work Transitions Manager, accept a grant certificate from Amanda Brennan of the Waltham Education and Beyond Foundation at their awards ceremony on December 5, 2019.

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