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Access to the Arts – Broadway in Boston Free Audio-Described Theater Opportunity

To Kill a Mockingbird, April 10, 2022
The Polus Center, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, is pleased to offer “Access to the Arts” -- opportunities for adults who receive MCB services to participate in community arts activities such as music, theater, and museums. Our first offering of 2022 takes place on

Visions Toward Success Video: An Interview with Author Andrew Leland

Centered around career exploration through storytelling, Vision Towards Success highlights work stories and lived experience of members of the blind/low vision community. This show presents awareness of disability identity across the employment landscape as a resource for both employees and

Low Vision Patient’s Journey to Vision Rehabilitation Researcher

A graduate of the Employment Now Initiative, formerly Project SEARCH, a professional job and life skills program for visually impaired adults, shares her experience and how it led her to becoming a research assistant at Mass Eye and Ear.

Overview Of Our Ongoing Projects

The Polus Center and its partners have continued to help people with disabilities throughout the world with unwavering commitment despite the many challenges posed by the pandemic. Much has taken place in the past year that we would like to share with you as a member of the Polus community. Here are

Boat Building in the DRC

Polus has provided materials for a boat to be built by and used within the community to transport people, and deliver goods and services. As of January 2020, the first boat has been built, and we are preparing for a second boat to be built.

Opening Soon! Inclusive Coffee Facility in the Congo

Construction is nearing completion on a specialty coffee facility in Africa that is expected to infuse vital new economic opportunities around one of the world’s most coveted agricultural commodities, while potentially being replicated in other coffee-producing parts of the world.

All About Careers in Education, Healthcare, and the Fire Service

Over the past month and a half, I have begun to dig deeper into some possible career industries that I have an interest in exploring, in an effort to find information to help myself decide what I would like to pursue, but more importantly, to spread the knowledge I have gained to anyone looking into

Overcoming Employment Barriers

CVS Health Pharmacy Technician Training Completed – Entirely by Zoom
When the Polus Center for Social & Economic Development, got the word in January 2020 that they had received a Young Adults with Disabilities Employment grant to offer CVS Pharmacy Technician training — they got busy recruiting 15 young adults (age 18-35) to participate. Polus, a Massachusetts non

Continuity of Care

Sir Bobby Charlton Center, Amman, Jordan The Polus Center and Asia Development Training (ADT) programs continue to serve Syrian refugees remotely at the Sir Bobby Charlton Center in Amman, Jordan. In fact, ADT rehabilitation staff have never stopped working. Using Apps and video conferencing they

2020 Shillelagh Awards

On behalf of the Polus Center, we would like to sincerely thank all of the families, volunteers, local businesses, performers and sponsors who supported this year's All Things Irish fundraiser. You each posses a selfless dedication to community and a terrific sense of fun! We couldn’t do it without