Our mission


    Education Now 2.0 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to global stewardship through education. Our purpose is to educate the global community about healthy sustainable educational practices. Education Now 2.0 (EN2) is launching a S.T.E.M. competition, called Tiny tiny Houses Now. The competition is for middle school students across the United States to design, build, and engineer scaled-down models of tiny houses. This will benefit students by adding a hands-on curriculum that will teach science, technology, engineering, and math in a meaningful, fun, and engaging way. Our strategic plan includes the construction and presentation of tiny homes as a sustainable and affordable living choice to benefit those in need. Our goals are to assist people in need and to create a valuable educational resource for all.
    EN2 is dedicated to improving educational opportunities in Nepal by raising funds for student tuition, room and board, teacher training, and school supplies.
    EN2 is creating a civics curriculum for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12. Our theme is “We the People Now” and our curriculum will encompass stewardship for families, schools, and communities. “We the People Now” will be a nation-wide project with the initial pilot program conducted in Massachusetts.

Our projects

Tiny Homes
Tiny Houses Now
Tiny tiny Houses Now a S.T.E.M. competition
Nepal project
Nepal Scholarships Now
An educational scholarship program
Civics project
We The People Now
A civics project

Contact Us


35 Village Rd. Suite 100 Middleton ,MA 01949

carmel@educationnow2.org
david@educationnow2.org

+978 337 7506

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Meet Carmel Valianti

EN2’s mission is consistent with Carmel’s lifelong passions of enhancing educational opportunities and providing environmental solutions in the U.S. and internationally. 

She is also founder and Director of “Solar Now”. She is teaching, consulting, organizing national conferences, conducting workshops and speaking at the United Nations U.N.E.P program.

Carmel’s work has been recognized with many awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the University Of Massachusetts, Amherst; a National Environmental “E”chievement award from a National Public Radio program;  an E.P.A. Presidential Commendation from President George H.W. Bush; an “Outstanding Teacher” award   and the “Teacher Venture” award from Paradise Valley Unified School District, AZ.  Carmel has been a featured Keynote speaker at numerous conferences including The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC.  She has been interviewed on the PBS news show The McNeal – Lear News Hour. Carmel was also personally spotlighted on Voice of America in an international news broadcast. Museum, Under the Sun Workshop, July 7-9, 1998 been interviewed on National Public radio many times.

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Meet Dr. Bruce Smith

Dr. Bruce Smith has been a family physician for over 30 years. During his career he was the medical director of an emergency room, active in outreach programs during the HIV epidemic, a school physician for three different school systems and for over the last ten years he has treated narcotic addition during the current opioid crisis. Dr. Smith has worked in rural communities around the country including the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations.

Dr. Smith volunteered in Nepal after the devastating earthquake in 2015. Already one of the poorest countries in the world before the earthquake with an antiquated educational system, the earthquake destroyed over 1000 rural schools most of which have not been rebuilt.  After visiting many schools including in rural areas Dr. Smith  was convinced that improving the educational opportunities for children and young adults was necessary to end the poverty and illiteracy that remains in Nepal. Education Now 2.0's collaboration with The New Millennium School in Kathmandu, Nepal will be focusing on providing the equivalent of a western high school education to girls and boys from the most impoverished families regardless of their caste. Our project will also help to support the school with teacher training, educational resources, certifications and collaborations with U.S. schools at the elementary, high school and college level.

Meet David Richardson

David completed an Eagle Scout project of cleaning weeds out of the Green Energy Photovolatic Field in Beverly, Ma. soon after that he was recruited as an intern at Solar Now Inc. where he helped to organize and put on a Road Race called Run for the Sun. After many years in the corporate sector David ran into Carmel the founder of Solar Now and they soon realized it was a great time to collaborate again in the non-profit sector which lead to them starting up Education Now 2.0. David's goal with EN2 is to help people of all socially economic backgrounds to be educated on housing issues and sustainability.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business, Movements Science, and Criminal Justice with a minor in Recreation and Commercial Tourism from Westfield State College. At Westfield David excelled in Sports and became an All-American Track and Field athlete. He also holds a Real Estate license and is owner of 421fixit Investments a real estate firm.

Dr. James P. Angelini

Beverly, MA

Dr. James Angelini is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Taxation and Director of Master of Science in the Taxation Program at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Angelini teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in taxation. A CPA in Massachusetts, Dr. Angelini has over 40 year of public accounting experience and has published numerous articles on various topics in federal and state taxation. He is also a consultant to the Beacon Hill institute at Suffolk University on various tax policy studies. Dr. Angelini is a member of the American Accounting Association, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Taxation Association.

Laura Walters

Bath, Maine

Laura's passion for renewable energy was sparked in high school when she interned at Solar Now (The pre-cursor of Education Now 2.0). This experience resulted in a career educating people around the globe about sustainable lifestyles to help them make real impactful change. With over a decade of instructional design experience focused on solar electric systems, Laura has worked with multiple non-profits, teaching nationally and internationally about solar energy design and installation. She brings her solar education and international development background to EN2's mission of global stewardship through education.

Melissa Bilentschuk

Mansfield, MA

Melissa is an English Language Arts Teacher at D.L. Beckwith Middle School in Rehoboth, MA. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Middle School Education.

After a 30-year career working in Finance, Melissa embarked upon her teaching career. Melissa has been teaching at D. L. Beckwith Middle School for the last ten years. Melissa teaches English Language Arts to 7th and 8th graders. Melissa is certified to teach both English Language Arts, and History (5-8).

Teaching is Melissa's passion; Melissa merges many history lessons into her English classes. She believes that education that is both informative and skills based, is the tread that helps weave students into today's global community. Combining the skills of reading, writing, and history, students become more aware of the impact people have had on the world and can see how they too can personally influence the world. EN2 is an organization that Melissa feels passionate about because the purpose of the non-profit is to change the world one small act at a time, through philanthropic endeavors, civic education and involvement, and character development. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education." Preparing students who can think both intensively and critically are two goals that Melissa is working toward in her classroom and her involvement with EN2.

Paul Weiss

Andover, MA

Paul is an accomplished marketing consultant who has worked with many iconic brands in his career. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he was twice elected graduate student trust fund manager and has taught courses at UMass and at Stonehill College. His interest in providing educational and housing opportunities to facilitate personal security and mobility provides a unique viewpoint for contributing to EN2's mission.

Dr. Diane Stewart

Ipswich, MA

Dr. Diane Stewart comes from the technical world and has a love for the Sciences. She received her Doctorate from Brown University in Physical Chemistry. Dr. Stewart is a Technical specialist in nanotechnology, semiconductor manufacturing and equipment development, charged particle optics, sub micron materials analysis, chemical deposition processes, and lithography. Dr. Stewart has 6 Patents on charged particle chemistry and nanotechnology along with over 80 papers and presentation on ion and electron beam chemistries and nanoscale processes. She hopes to help future students to love the Sciences and has been instrumental in getting the S.T.E.M. competition for Tiny tiny Houses Now started.

Meet Lohith

Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Kini is a scientist interested in biomedical research, specifically in the clinical neurosciences. He has multiple graduate degrees in engineering from MIT and the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently earning his MD at the University of Pennsylvania.

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