Leave a Legacy for Blind Jobseekers

Did you know that LightHouse’s Employment Immersion Program has achieved an unprecedented 34% employment placement rate for blind and visually impaired job seekers – more than double the 14% placement rate of competing job programs for California’s disabled jobseekers?

Employment Immersion alumni are creating a network of employed, productive blind individuals supporting each other. In workshops and quarterly alumni events, working alumni and new jobseekers meet other blind people with a myriad of experience in the workforce, catalyzing friendships, mentorships and a community of support.

The tremendous success of our Immersion Program gained national attention in October when Program Leader Kate Williams, who is blind herself, was awarded a prestigious Purpose Prize for her work founding and leading the Employment Immersion Program. Kate’s award received media attention from a number of TV and radio stations and was covered by Reuters, Forbes, the New York Times and many other press outlets.

Watch an NBC Bay Area video about Kate and our program.

Would you like to promote self-reliance and give blind individuals opportunities to live their dreams by finding good paid work? By making a bequest or other planned gift, you are part of a generous and giving group of LightHouse supporters helping to provide a lasting legacy of independent, employed and engaged blind and visually impaired individuals.

Please contact Jennifer Sachs, Director of Development, at 415-694-7333 or jsachs@lighthouse-sf.org to discuss your plans and intentions.

Kate Williams