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Wheeler Receives $25,000 Grant from West Hartford-based Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc.

June 16, 2021

Funds Will Support Purchase of Chromebooks for Students; Laptops for Teachers and Paraprofessionals

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (June 17, 2021) - Wheeler received a $25,000 grant from the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc., to purchase Chromebook laptops for students, and laptops for teachers and paraeducators at Northwest Village School (NVS), the organization's K-12 therapeutic day school.

The computers will help students in the special education program to participate in virtual, in-classroom and other learning experiences, and for teachers to be able to provide instruction both when classes are at school and through distance learning.

"We are extremely grateful for the Foundation's support, which will ensure that our students have access to high-quality educational services, whether they are learning in the classroom or from their homes," said Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler. "During the last year, especially, we have learned about the value of flexible learning environments, but moreover, the importance of providing reliable technology to support and meet students' learning goals."

The new technology will be used by students during the upcoming school year.


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