December 07 2018,  Everett

CHA donates Chromebooks to Devens School

From left: Assistant Superintendent of Schools Charles Obremski, Cambridge Health Alliance Director of Community Health Improvement Kathy Betts, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Kevin Shaw, Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire, Devens School Principal Dr. Brian Wallace, CHA Foundation President/Chief Community Officer Mary Cassesso, Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros and Everett’s Curriculum Director, Janice Gauthier.

   Everett School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros made a call for help, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) responded in a major way. After learning that Devens School students needed computer tablets to help them prepare for the MCAS exam, Almeida Barros reached out to the CHA Foundation. And in a tremendously generous show of support, the Foundation donated $5,000 to the school to purchase Chromebooks. The technology is especially helpful now that the MCAS exam is administered electronically.