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Citizens Leaders Visit Clifford Academy

Pictured L to R: Citizens CXO Beth Johnson, The Home’s President and CEO Lesli Suggs, Citizens Chairman and CEO Bruce Van Saun and Massachusetts President Lisa Murray.

On Tuesday, April 2, The Home welcomed our corporate partners from Citizens to visit Clifford Academy at our Walpole Campus. Members of the Citizens team were greeted by faculty, staff and students from the school.  Two of The Home’s current students, Mimi and Kennedy, served as our incredible tour guides for the day and showed the team the many vocational classrooms in the school including our culinary arts room and small mechanic room. Guests also enjoyed refreshments and treats prepared by students. 

Citizens has had a longstanding partnership with The Home, donating more than $900,000 throughout the years. Corporate partnerships like Citizens help support the critical work of The Home, enabling our programs and services to reach as many youth and families as possible. 

“We are grateful for the continued support and generosity of our friends at Citizens,” said Todd Tuney Chief Development Officer at The Home. “The funding from our corporate partners allows us to provide the best support, services and resources to help every child succeed and thrive in life.”

Clifford Academy is one of The Home’s three private special education schools and provides students with the opportunity to enhance their middle school or high school educational experience with hands-on vocational training. In addition to providing unique educational and behavioral supports, Clifford Academy is committed to helping students develop transferable workplace skills. Read more about Clifford Academy at

Mimi, a student at Clifford Academy guides guests through through the school’s small machinery room.
A custom cutting board handmade by Clifford Academy students, was presented to CEO Bruce Van Saun.
MG decorating Bruce's cookies
Students in the culinary arts program prepared delicious treats and refreshments for visitors.