hot off the press



“Everybody in here today, listen:

glasses are freaking cool! I truly

believe this is a no-brainer for a

lot of people.”

– Ray Lewis 

We reached

” The fact that this initiative has taken something so simple and organized adults and the way we do work to help us make sure that young people in Baltimore can see, to me is proof of what happens when a community comes together around the need of it’s young people.”

– Dr. Sonja Santelises

this is our why:


” How many kids with poor eyesight fail in school, lose motivation and ultimately lose access to positive futures? How many impoverished parents were once students with poor eyesight or other easily solved health difficulties? How many inner city communities suffer from having many young people who perceive no hope due to reading difficulties that could have been prevented?   Eyeglasses are not new and they are not magic.  Yet they may well be part of a solution to fundamental and persistent problems of education. “


– Robert Slavin

we're famous!

Vision for Baltimore celebrates 1K pair of glasses distributed


With free glasses, Vision for Baltimore looks to help students see clearly in the classroom

What happens to learning when children get much needed glasses


2022 – 2023 School Year

Arlington Elementary School

Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys

Barclay Elementary/Middle School

Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School

Belair-Edison School, The

Billie Holiday Elementary School

Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy W

Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School

City Neighbors Charter School

City Springs Elementary/Middle School

Collington Square E/M School

ConneXions: Community Based Arts School

Creative City Public Charter School

Cross Country Elementary/Middle School

Crossroads School, The

Dallas F. Nicholas, Sr. Elementary School

Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle School

Dorothy I. Height Elementary School

Dr. Bernard Harris, Sr., Elementary School

Dr. Nathan A. Pitts-Ashburton E/M School

Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School

Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School

Federal Hill Preparatory Academy

Francis Scott Key E/M School

Franklin Square Elementary School

Furman Templeton Preparatory Academy

Gardenville Elementary School

Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle School

Govans Elementary School

Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights E/M

Hampstead Hill Academy

Harford Heights Elementary School

Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School

Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School (215)

Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School, The

Holabird Academy

John Ruhrah E/M School

Johnston Square Elementary School

Katherine Johnson Global Academy

Lakewood Elementary School

Leith Walk Elementary/Middle School

Lois T. Murray Elementary/Middle School

Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School

Margaret Brent Elementary School

Mary E. Rodman Elementary School

Matthew A. Henson Elementary School

Medfield Heights Elementary School

Midtown Academy

Moravia Park Elementary School

New Song Academy

North Bend Elementary School

Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary School

Sinclair Lane Elementary School

Southwest Baltimore Charter

Tench Tilghman Elementary School

Thomas Johnson Elementary School

Vanguard Collegiate Middle School

Violetville Elementary/Middle School

Waverly Elementary/Middle School

William Paca Elementary School

William S. Baer School

Woodhome Elementary/Middle School


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