LightHouse Spotlight – Focus on Employment

At the LightHouse, we pride ourselves on offering a great variety of programs, services, initiatives and products, all towards the ultimate goal of our community members building full and satisfying lives. Beginning in February 2016, we will launch LightHouse Spotlight, a bimonthly opportunity for you to learn about our broad scope of work. Lively, engaging … Continue reading LightHouse Spotlight – Focus on Employment

Employment Immersion Close to Two Million in Annual Salaries

In 2012, the LightHouse implemented a program to help mitigate the high unemployment rate (62 percent) for career age blind and low vision adults. In January 2012, we held the first Employment Immersion class with a goal to help the Bay Area blind and low vision community get the skills and confidence they need to … Continue reading Employment Immersion Close to Two Million in Annual Salaries

Employment Facilitator

JOB DESCRIPTION  POSITION: Employment Facilitator JOB PURPOSE:  The LightHouse Employment Immersion initiative is not a generic program like those available elsewhere to sighted jobseekers. Our program puts special emphasis on connecting blind jobseekers with the actual experiences of blind employees. This position will introduce blind jobseekers to blind mentors, coordinate peer discussion, identify and schedule … Continue reading Employment Facilitator

Employment Immersion Graduate Scores Coveted Paid Internship

No stranger to Employment Immersion News, Vanessa Braasch embodies the “can do” spirit. Immediately following her participation in the March 2014 Employment Immersion Program, Vanessa secured a position with fashion retailer Uniqlo. It was not her ultimate career job choice, but it allowed her to have an income while seeking a position more closely aligned … Continue reading Employment Immersion Graduate Scores Coveted Paid Internship

Masceo Williams Hits the Right Note With Employment Immersion

“The first morning I was amazed at the technology that my classmates utilized and that they were completely blind. It was really cool to be a part of that.” – Masceo Williams Masceo (pronounced May-cee-o) Williams talks fluidly, with energy, as if he were singing a fast and rhythmic song. No surprise to learn that … Continue reading Masceo Williams Hits the Right Note With Employment Immersion

Changing Vision Changing Life Immersion Retreat Jumpstarts Blind and Low Vision North Coasters

Since June 2013, the LightHouse has connected blind and low vision North Coast residents with each other through participation in our novel week-long Immersion Training at Enchanted Hills Retreat in Napa. Thus far, fifteen North Coast residents living in cities such as Crescent City, McKinleyville, Weitchepec, Legget and Eureka have jumpstarted their training at Enchanted Hills … Continue reading Changing Vision Changing Life Immersion Retreat Jumpstarts Blind and Low Vision North Coasters

Kevin Southworth Lands Job in Seattle Thanks to Employment Immersion

Kevin Southworth grew up with limited hearing but learned to deal with it and had a great career. As an adult he worked as an IT professional while at the same time marrying and having three children. Born with Usher Syndrome, a congenital condition which can cause deafness and blindness, Kevin experienced a dramatic vision … Continue reading Kevin Southworth Lands Job in Seattle Thanks to Employment Immersion