c Education Now 2.0

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. We are achieving this through local, S.T.E.A.M. focused, educational initiatives and by partnering with schools globally. EN2.0’s curricula strive to educate students, not just in STEAM concepts but also with a strong focus on civics and how our actions affect the wider world around us. By creating and encouraging healthy learning environments EN2.0 will promote students with a strong grasp on modern technology concepts as well as a healthy understanding of civics and stewardship.

    Check out this short video about our projects.
    Video created by Maddie Nagler.

Our projects

Tiny Homes
Tiny tiny Houses Now
An educational S.T.E.A.M. initiative
Nepal project
Nepal Scholarships Now
An educational scholarship program

EN2.0 Making News

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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 doctor for over 30 years and is currently in private practice in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He has worked in rural communities around the country including the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations. He was active in outreach programs during the HIV epidemic and for the past 15 years he has been treating narcotic addiction during the current opioid crisis.

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 Pravigya Regmi

Mr. Pravigya Regmi is the founder and director of The New Millennium School in Kathmandu, Nepal. Throughout his adult life Mr. Regmi has worked tirelessly to promote a strong and sustainable system of education for all of Nepal. His belief has culminated in the creation of The New Millennium School. The NMS is unique in that it educates children from all religious, ethnic and cast backgrounds. Along with this the NMS has a strong focus on student achievements and progressive learning styles. This is a strong shift from the norm of rote-learning that most schools operate with in Nepal. The NMS hopes to serve as the inspiration to reshape the educational dynamic across Nepal.

Mr. Regmi initially receiving his B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu. Mr. Regmi later came to the United States pursuing his M.A. in Environmental Policy from Tufts University. Pravi also holds a Bachelors degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Kathmandu Education College as well as a Masters in Educational Planning and Management from Tribhuvan University.

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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