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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your plans and intentions.