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Celebrating 50 Years of Inspiring Knowledge, Opportunity, Power

Missed Our 50th Anniversary Virtual Celebration?

Watch It Again on YouTube

Our inspiring program celebrated our founder, Warren Schwab, and the additional individuals, corporations, foundations, and partners that collectively have worked together over these past 50 years to make our mission possible.

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Hosted by emcees Melissa Yingst and TLC Visual Communications Manager Matthew Kohashi; Virtual event production in collaboration with Bus Door Films.

Transcripts (Opens in PDF):

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Founder Warren Schwab

Fifty years ago, inspired by his son, Warren Schwab envisioned a school for deaf and hard of hearing children grounded in respect and enjoyment, where language and communication were paramount.  Warren dedicated personal resources and countless hours to making this dream a reality, engaging teachers, volunteers, donors, and collaborators.  

Learn More About TLC's History

Massachusetts Recognition and Citations:

  • September 21, 2020: Mayor of the City of Framingham Dr. Yvonne Spicer Recognition in Honor of the 50th Anniversary
  • September 20, 2020:  State Senate Official Citation in Recognition of 50th Anniversary, Signed by Karen Spilka, President of the Senate  
  • September 10, 2020:  Governor Charlie Baker Video Message and Citation in Recognition of 50th Anniversary
  • September 4, 2020: House of Representatives Recognition of 50th Anniversary Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the House and Jack Patrick Lewis, State Representative

Meet MPS student Connor and his parents.

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Danielle Sprague, Class of 2008, shares her experience watching TLC grow as an organization, being a student at MPS and, now, having two children of her own attend the school!

Meet the Kapoors and Gold Family as they reflect on the inspiration and support found at TLC.

Melissa Yingst interviews three MPS students to learn more about Marie Jean Philip!

TLC Trustee, Emeritus Executive Director & President Mike Bello shares his fond memories of Warren Schwab and the inspiration TLC provides to its families and community.

A Founder's Day story from former TLC Trustee Dermot Keohane. We dare you to not laugh!

To share some educational context to Founder's Day, Jeremy Cormier (Class of 2010 and newly-appointed Athletics and After-School Activities Director), as well as Cassey Ellis (Class of 1996) share this slideshow presentation showcasing some of the history of TLC.

Alumni Share Special Memories: Part One

Victoria Schnapper ('09), Caitlyn Lacerra ('13), Mistie Munton ('93) and Scott Schupert ('84) share their favorites memories of The Learning Center.

Alumni Share Special Memories: Part Two

Ramon Estade ('01), Bianca Hoffmeister ('14), John Tango ('84), and Steven Smith ('92) share their favorite memories of their time at The Learning Center.

Alumni Share Special Memories: Part Three

Nikki Horn ('08), Lisa Flaherty-Vaughn ('84), Ben Wagenknecht ('92) and Jessica Norton ('08) share their favorite memories from The Learning Center.

Alumni Share Special Messages: Part Four

Sandy Martins ('96), Jonathan Langone ('01), Thomas Brown ('79) and Scott Hakulin ('89) share their favorite memories from The Learning Center.

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Emcees Melissa Yingst and Matthew Kohashi; Collaboration with Bus Door Films

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TLC has been named MetroWest Chamber of Commerce 2020 Non-Profit Partner of the Year.