Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop
January's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from January 4 through 29, no class January 18
There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.
Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.
Una Tarde con Conchita
[caption id="attachment_20126" align="alignnone" width="336"] 2018 Holman Prize winner, Conchita Hernandez smiling and holding her white cane[/caption]
Una Tarde con Conchita
*Note: event description will be presented in Spanish followed by English*Cuándo: el 22 de enero, 2021 de 4:00 a 5:30 P.M.
dónde- zoom, plataforma virtual. Se pueden unir por teléfono, tableta, o computadora. Qué: están invitados! Acompáñennos para una tarde con Conchita, el primer instalamiento de un nuevo programa mensual de ÑightHouse en español. Pásense una tarde Éste enero conversando con nuestra invitada especial, Ganadora del premio Holman 2018, Maria (Conchita) Hernandez Legorreta.
Conchita nació en México y creció en California, donde recibió su título en español, historia, y estudios internacionales del colegio saint Mary’s. Fue a recibir su maestría de maestra, con enfoque en trabajando con estudiantes ciegos, Y está en proceso de recibir su doctorado en educación especial en la Universidad de George Washington. Actualmente, Conchita trabaja como la especialista de estudiantes ciegos y de baja vista en Maryñand, Y es la fundadora de Metas y co-fundadora de La Colación de Ñatinx con Discapacidades, donde intenta ser una voz de cambio para maestros, profesionales, y advocates, y promociona inclusión total para personas con discapacidades en latinoamérica.
Para registrarse, a favor de contactar a Esmeralda Soto por teléfono a (415)694-7323 y por correo electrónico Esoto@lighthouse-sf.org
*Por favor regístrense antes de Jueves 21 de Enero, a 1:00 P.M.*
When: Friday January 22, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.
Where: Via Zoom, virtual platform. You can access Zoom by phone, tablet, or computer.
What: You’re invited! Come and spend an Evening with Conchita for the launch of LightHouse’s new monthly Spanish speaker series. coming this January. Spend a relaxing Friday evening hearing from this month’s special guest, 2018 Holman Prize winner, Maria (Conchita) Hernandez Legorreta.
Conchita was born in Mexico and grew up in California, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, international studies, and history from Saint Mary’s college. She went on to receive a Masters degree in teaching, with a focus on teaching blind students, and is currently a special education doctoral student at George Washington University. Currently, Conchita works as the Maryland blind and low-vision specialist, and is the founder of Metas and co-founder of the National Coalition of Latinx with Disabilities, where she strives to be a voice for change for educators, professionals and advocates to make full inclusion a reality for people with disabilities in Latin-America.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Esmeralda Soto by phone at (415)694-7323 or by email at Esoto@lighthouse-sf.org
*Please RSVP by Thursday January 21, 1:00 P.M.*
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities.