WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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drawn to the freedom to build educational models from the ground up. The youngest of six children born to a police officer and a stay-at-home mother, Mark appreciates the significant impact education has made on his life and is driven to replicate the benefits for others. Mark and his wife Evelina, who hails from Argentina, have chosen to support Excel's student body of predominately Hispanic youth. Developing a Strong, Diverse Workforce Providing access to quality education for all students is not only a moral, but also a practical, imperative if America is to compete success- fully in a world economy. Five local residents support proven charter schools in Boston to help our city develop a productive workforce and citizens and because, as one expresses, "quality education is the civil rights issue of our time." 134 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 Our goal is to ensure that our students are successful not only here at Neighborhood House, but are able to graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education, and experience life success. Closing the Opportunity Gap C O U R T E S Y O F N E I G H B O R H O O D H O U S E C H A R T E R S C H O O L ; P H O T O B Y R O M A N A V Y S A T O V A

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