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A student and a staff member belt out a song from Frozen at Extravaganza 2014

Extravaganza 2015  

*Save the Date*   


Extravaganza is one of the most anticipated events of the year at Ivy Street School, as our students take to the stage to sing, dance, and perform, showing everyone what we already know: that our students are stars! Don't miss out on the fun!


Information for Extravaganza 2015:


6:30 pm
June 11, 2015

Berklee Performance Center
Boston, MA

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Iyy Street School - Extravaganza
Solarium Restoration and Literacy Campaign
As Ivy Street School continues to grow, having added two new classrooms in the past three years and expanding the populations we serve, we are proud to announce that we now have raised $185,000 towards our $250,000 goal of restoring our solarium, building a 21st century library, and launching a school-wide literacy initiative.  
Learn more in our Campaign Brochure 



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NPR's Peter Sagal Returns to  

Team With A Vision!   

Erich Manser and his sighted guide Peter Sagal, host of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, posing together before the 2014 Boston Marathon

Peter Sagal and Erich Manser posing together before the 2014 Boston Marathon

For the third year in a row, Peter Sagal, host of the wildly popular NPR program Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! will be running with Team With A Vision as a sighted guide. 2015 will be Peter's second year guiding accomplished paratriathlete Erich Manser, and both Peter and Erich are excited to once again cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon together, joining the other amazing athletes on our team to prove that "disability" does not mean "inability." If you would like to support Erich and Peter's run, their fundraising page can be found here


This will be Team With A Vision's 22nd year running the Boston Marathon. The team has grown immensely in that time, and this year's team will be the most international yet, with runners from not only across the U.S. but also Canada, England, France, and China!


Every year our team of blind and sighted runners race to raise funds and awareness for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI). All funds raised by our athletes go directly towards helping MABVI deliver professional, peer, and volunteer support to over 1,100 individuals each year, giving them the support they need to live with dignity and independence. Team With a Vision is also thrilled to once again be part of the John Hancock Boston Marathon Charity Program


Want to learn more about the inspirational athletes on this year's team? Visit the Team With A Vision page on our website by clicking the link below to read profiles of these amazing individuals and to help support their fundraising efforts. 


 Meet the Team: Team With A Vision 2015   


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 Adult Disability Services Launches Recruitment Initiative    

A direct care staff member helps an individual make pizza

MAB's Adult Disability Services has launched a new effort to recruit and retain talented staff members to work in our group homes and our Day Program. We're working with organizations with service missions, such as Harvard University's Phillips Brooks House Association and Best Buddies International, to recruit new graduates for direct service work. 


Once hired, ADS will provide a career ladder of professional development opportunities that will allow them to reach their full potential. In this way we can continue to give adults with intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, or other challenges the individual attention they need from highly qualified, motivated professionals.  


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 Support MAB Community Services in Boston Globe GRANT initiative  

Are you a Boston Globe subscriber? Once again the Globe is running its GRANT (Globe Readers And Non-profits Together) initiative program, which enables readers to show their support for non-profits by choosing which ones are given free advertising space in The Boston Globe.


By designating MAB Community Services as your selection, you could help us raise more funds to continue to offer high-quality programs and services to individuals with disabilities throughout the state of Massachusetts.


If you are a Globe subscriber you may have received a GRANT voucher in the mail, on which you can designate MAB Community Services and return. You could also make your selection online at


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