Networking, Mentoring, Friendships and Camaraderie – Our Latest Employment Immersion Success, Jessica Phu

“I worked at the same company for twenty-two years, then they moved to Salt Lake City, and I found myself out of a job. I had no idea what to do. I met with a counselor from the Department of Rehabilitation in Oakland, who told me about LightHouse’s Employment Immersion program. I was reluctant, but … Continue reading Networking, Mentoring, Friendships and Camaraderie – Our Latest Employment Immersion Success, Jessica Phu

“Keep Going” Advises Our Latest Employment Immersion Success

“Keep going!” Meghan O’Grady stresses when asked what advice she has for blind jobseekers. Meghan graduated from the Employment Immersion program in May 2015, and started her job in November 2015. “I’m a dorm counselor at Orientation Center for the Blind (OCB), giving back to the community every day.” For Meghan, Employment Immersion helped her … Continue reading “Keep Going” Advises Our Latest Employment Immersion Success

We are Celebrating Employment Immersion Success Esmeralda Soto-Parraz

36-year-old Esmeralda Soto-Parraz was born in the small city of Hollister, California. She and her family moved to California’s Central Valley when she was ten and moved to San Francisco in the late ‘90s to attend San Francisco State University, where she took general education classes. She interrupted her university studies to move back home … Continue reading We are Celebrating Employment Immersion Success Esmeralda Soto-Parraz

Employment Immersion Success – Todd Kinard Returns to the Fold

Born in Arkansas, and raised in Alabama, Todd Kinard still has a bit of southern sweetness to his voice even though he has spent his adult life in Houston, Texas and the Bay Area. In 2004 Todd lost his vision to complications associated with AIDS. Before this Todd worked as a waiter and a hairdresser. … Continue reading Employment Immersion Success – Todd Kinard Returns to the Fold

Employment Immersion Success Erik Elvebak Makes the Transition

Erik Elvebak has a passion for working with and on behalf of the disabled and has nurtured this into a career. Growing up in Mill Valley, California, he became legally blind at age 33 after an ice hockey accident. After attending Orientation Center for the Blind and Chabot College in Hayward, where he honed skills … Continue reading Employment Immersion Success Erik Elvebak Makes the Transition

The Mechanics of Finding A Job: Alfredo Estrada, LightHouse for the Blind Employment Immersion Success

For 24 years Alfredo Estrada, Jr. was an airplane mechanic for United Airlines. He has a vision impairment that renders him legally blind, but with a narrow tunnel of vision he was able to work on aeronautical engines with deep concentration. He eventually lost his job and faced unemployment for 3 years. His Department of … Continue reading The Mechanics of Finding A Job: Alfredo Estrada, LightHouse for the Blind Employment Immersion Success

Christina Daniels – Our Latest Employment Immersion Success

Christina Daniels was born in the Bay Area with cataracts that diminished her eyesight. A few years later glaucoma reduced her vision further. But Daniels, who is now 33, embraced the challenge of low-vision and was a go-getter. With a Bachelor‘s degree in English from San Francisco State plus braille and accessible technology skills, she … Continue reading Christina Daniels – Our Latest Employment Immersion Success

A New Milestone: LightHouse’s Employment Immersion Alumni Hit $2.5M Salary Mark

Photo: Kate Williams stands on the sweeping ramp inside the Ed Roberts Campus where LightHouse has its Berkeley office. Everyone in the blindness community knows the ominous statistics: At least 60 – possibly even as many as 70 percent – of legally blind people remain unemployed. That’s why back in 2011 we made a commitment … Continue reading A New Milestone: LightHouse’s Employment Immersion Alumni Hit $2.5M Salary Mark

Employment Immersion Trainer

POSITION:           Employment Immersion Trainer REPORTS TO:       Employment Immersion Manager STATUS:              Exempt JOB PURPOSE: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is looking for a professional, engaging and student-oriented Employment Immersion Trainer to join the LightHouse team as we embark on a fresh journey in our new building in the heart of downtown San Francisco. With … Continue reading Employment Immersion Trainer