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All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone’s personal space at all our sites.

Events in June 2021

  • Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    Jun 2

    Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

    Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

    Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


    Jun 8

    The National Federation of the Blind is a nationwide community of members that believe blind people can live the lives they want. We meet online via Zoom with the following schedule:

    5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Connections, a semi-structured time to get to know chapter members
    6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
    6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Chapter Meeting

    To RSVP, contact Christina Daniels at ms.christina.daniels@gmail.com.

    *Please note, this group is not afflicted with LightHouse.

    Read more: National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

  • Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    Jun 9

    Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

    Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

    Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • LightHouse Day!

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    LightHouse Day!


    Jun 10

    Its our 119th Anniversary! We are celebrating with author Leona Godin who just recently published "There Plant Eyes, A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness" released by Penguin House.

    "There Plant Eyes probes the ways in which blindness has shaped our ocularcentric culture, challenging deeply ingrained ideas about what it means to be “blind.” For millennia, blind­ness has been used to signify such things as thoughtlessness (“blind faith”), irrationality (“blind rage”), and unconsciousness (“blind evolution”). But at the same time, blind people have been othered as the recipients of special powers as compensation for lost sight (from the poetic gifts of John Milton to the heightened senses of the comic book hero Daredevil)."

    Join us from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for celebration and special guests. Please RSVP to events@lighthouse-sf.org by June 8, 2021. The first 10 people to sign up will get a box of chocolates from Quail Point Chocolates!

  • Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    Jun 16

    Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

    Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

    Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • CCB San Francisco Chapter monthly meeting

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    CCB San Francisco Chapter monthly meeting


    Jun 19

    The San Francisco chapter of the California Council of the Blind holds its monthly meetings on Zoom on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. To RSVP, contact Frank Welte by phone at 510-541-1442 or via email at Frank.A.Welte@gmail.com. All are welcome!!

  • Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    Jun 23

    Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

    Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

    Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • Your Personal Safety: Getting Back to Normal

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Your Personal Safety: Getting Back to Normal


    Jun 26

    In response to an increase in anti-Asian violence and apprehensions among LightHouse students about venturing out, the Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (BIDE) task force came together to develop a personal safety class, in collaboration with George Freeman of KATMA Defense in Savannah, GA for all LightHouse community members. Our goal is to educate our diverse community of students, friends, and family about strategies they can use to feel prepared to travel as restrictions are lifted and in the wake of recent events. Therefore, we are pleased to offer this series of free workshops as a tool to guide our community back to normal.

    Your Personal Safety: Getting Back to Normal

    Think Safe. Be Safe. Join the LightHouse on Saturday June 26th, 2021 at 1pm (Pacific Time) with self-defense and personal safety instructor George Freeman, an Advance Instructor with SEED which is a program of STRIVE 4You, to learn strategies for going out safely as COVID restrictions are lifted. The first in a three-part series, this workshop will cover tips, strategies, and approaches for feeling more confident being out in the community again. We are encouraging teens, adults and seniors to take part in this virtual 2-hour personal safety seminar, where Mr. Freeman will discuss topics like planning your own personal safety; situation awareness; avoidance and de-escalation techniques. Portions of the presentation will be interactive so be prepared for an informative and engaging event. To participate in this event please RSVP. If you have questions about the workshop, please email Jaclyne at jatoigue@lighthouse-sf.org, or call 415-694-7618.

    RSVP to Your Personal Safety: Getting Back to Normal

  • 2021 Youth Employment Services Academy

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    2021 Youth Employment Services Academy

    (All day)
    Jun 27 Jul 25

    Runs from 3:00 pm to Sunday June 27 to 11:00 am on Sunday July 25.

    LightHouse’s Youth Employment Services (YES) Program is excited to offer a redesigned 2021 Summer Academy for youth who are blind or low vision between the ages of 16 and 24. This year, the YES Academy will be hosted at Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC). Hosting it at EHC will allow for outdoor instruction and spatial distancing in order to maximize COVID-19 safety procedures.

    Youth will have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable pre-employment learning experiences as they participate in independent living training, employment readiness seminars, work-based experiences, mentoring conversations, and memorable social activities all while connecting with life-long friends and mentors as well as supportive LightHouse staff.

    The four-week long intensive has the following components:

    Week 1 – Your Skills, Your Goals Bootcamp
    Week 2 – Expanding Your Employment Knowledge, Networking in the Community
    Weeks 3 and 4 – Growing Your Resume, and Work Experience Practicum

    By the end of YES Academy, students will expand their web of support and explore their career interests and come away equipped with tools such as a working resume, interview strategies and strengthened profile.

    Learning outcomes will be based on the nationally recognized Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (pre-employment transition skills) include: (WIOA) and include:

    1. Conduct research and informational interviews with professionals resulting in relevant job exploration, counseling, and labor market information.
    2. Take part in a variety of work-based learning experiences through paid work-based opportunities where they will gain an increased understanding of important topics related to the world of work including:
      • Professional presentation and first impressions
      • Understanding employer expectations
      • Orientation and mobility skills needed for community inclusion
      • Self-advocacy and negotiating disability accommodations, and assistive technologies for the workplace.

    3. Hone their workplace readiness soft skills such as practicing effective collaboration, drafting, and delivering presentations, and engaging in independent living as they work as a team to support one another as the summer work-based experiences progress.

    4. Increase their understanding of resources, services, and knowledge in the areas of self-advocacy, requesting accommodations, college education necessary for certain career paths, financial literacy including benefits planning, as well as legal rights and responsibilities of blind and low vision individuals.

    5. Elevate their attitude and confidence through meeting with successful blind and low vision peer mentors and professionals pursuing various careers as well as cultivate community with peers who have similar interests or transition aspirations.

    6. Practice setting, progressing and achieving professional and personal goals. They will learn the importance of informed decision making to solidify and achieve their individualized projected post-school employment outcomes.

    NOTE:

    Due to the popular nature of the YES Summer Academy coupled with physical distancing safety measures, be sure to complete all application and health/safety materials prior to the deadline to be considered. Applicants for the YES Summer Academy must have an open case with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) or other entity for funding to cover associated costs. Please note the fee is $7,000 for the entire 4-week program

    If you are ready to attend or have any questions, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Manager, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-484-8377.

    To join the YES Summer Academy as a participant, follow the steps below:

    1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
    2. Complete the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by April 23, 2021.

    Learn more about the COVID-19 safety guidelines for the 2021 YES Academy.

  • 2021 Youth Employment Services Academy

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    2021 Youth Employment Services Academy

    (All day)
    Jun 27 Jul 25

    Runs from 3:00 pm to Sunday June 27 to 11:00 am on Sunday July 25.

    LightHouse’s Youth Employment Services (YES) Program is excited to offer a redesigned 2021 Summer Academy for youth who are blind or low vision between the ages of 16 and 24. This year, the YES Academy will be hosted at Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC). Hosting it at EHC will allow for outdoor instruction and spatial distancing in order to maximize COVID-19 safety procedures.

    Youth will have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable pre-employment learning experiences as they participate in independent living training, employment readiness seminars, work-based experiences, mentoring conversations, and memorable social activities all while connecting with life-long friends and mentors as well as supportive LightHouse staff.

    The four-week long intensive has the following components:

    Week 1 – Your Skills, Your Goals Bootcamp
    Week 2 – Expanding Your Employment Knowledge, Networking in the Community
    Weeks 3 and 4 – Growing Your Resume, and Work Experience Practicum

    By the end of YES Academy, students will expand their web of support and explore their career interests and come away equipped with tools such as a working resume, interview strategies and strengthened profile.

    Learning outcomes will be based on the nationally recognized Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (pre-employment transition skills) include: (WIOA) and include:

    1. Conduct research and informational interviews with professionals resulting in relevant job exploration, counseling, and labor market information.
    2. Take part in a variety of work-based learning experiences through paid work-based opportunities where they will gain an increased understanding of important topics related to the world of work including:
      • Professional presentation and first impressions
      • Understanding employer expectations
      • Orientation and mobility skills needed for community inclusion
      • Self-advocacy and negotiating disability accommodations, and assistive technologies for the workplace.

    3. Hone their workplace readiness soft skills such as practicing effective collaboration, drafting, and delivering presentations, and engaging in independent living as they work as a team to support one another as the summer work-based experiences progress.

    4. Increase their understanding of resources, services, and knowledge in the areas of self-advocacy, requesting accommodations, college education necessary for certain career paths, financial literacy including benefits planning, as well as legal rights and responsibilities of blind and low vision individuals.

    5. Elevate their attitude and confidence through meeting with successful blind and low vision peer mentors and professionals pursuing various careers as well as cultivate community with peers who have similar interests or transition aspirations.

    6. Practice setting, progressing and achieving professional and personal goals. They will learn the importance of informed decision making to solidify and achieve their individualized projected post-school employment outcomes.

    NOTE:

    Due to the popular nature of the YES Summer Academy coupled with physical distancing safety measures, be sure to complete all application and health/safety materials prior to the deadline to be considered. Applicants for the YES Summer Academy must have an open case with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) or other entity for funding to cover associated costs. Please note the fee is $7,000 for the entire 4-week program

    If you are ready to attend or have any questions, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Manager, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-484-8377.

    To join the YES Summer Academy as a participant, follow the steps below:

    1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
    2. Complete the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by April 23, 2021.

    Learn more about the COVID-19 safety guidelines for the 2021 YES Academy.

  • 2021 Youth Employment Services Academy

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    2021 Youth Employment Services Academy

    (All day)
    Jun 27 Jul 25

    Runs from 3:00 pm to Sunday June 27 to 11:00 am on Sunday July 25.

    LightHouse’s Youth Employment Services (YES) Program is excited to offer a redesigned 2021 Summer Academy for youth who are blind or low vision between the ages of 16 and 24. This year, the YES Academy will be hosted at Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC). Hosting it at EHC will allow for outdoor instruction and spatial distancing in order to maximize COVID-19 safety procedures.

    Youth will have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable pre-employment learning experiences as they participate in independent living training, employment readiness seminars, work-based experiences, mentoring conversations, and memorable social activities all while connecting with life-long friends and mentors as well as supportive LightHouse staff.

    The four-week long intensive has the following components:

    Week 1 – Your Skills, Your Goals Bootcamp
    Week 2 – Expanding Your Employment Knowledge, Networking in the Community
    Weeks 3 and 4 – Growing Your Resume, and Work Experience Practicum

    By the end of YES Academy, students will expand their web of support and explore their career interests and come away equipped with tools such as a working resume, interview strategies and strengthened profile.

    Learning outcomes will be based on the nationally recognized Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (pre-employment transition skills) include: (WIOA) and include:

    1. Conduct research and informational interviews with professionals resulting in relevant job exploration, counseling, and labor market information.
    2. Take part in a variety of work-based learning experiences through paid work-based opportunities where they will gain an increased understanding of important topics related to the world of work including:
      • Professional presentation and first impressions
      • Understanding employer expectations
      • Orientation and mobility skills needed for community inclusion
      • Self-advocacy and negotiating disability accommodations, and assistive technologies for the workplace.

    3. Hone their workplace readiness soft skills such as practicing effective collaboration, drafting, and delivering presentations, and engaging in independent living as they work as a team to support one another as the summer work-based experiences progress.

    4. Increase their understanding of resources, services, and knowledge in the areas of self-advocacy, requesting accommodations, college education necessary for certain career paths, financial literacy including benefits planning, as well as legal rights and responsibilities of blind and low vision individuals.

    5. Elevate their attitude and confidence through meeting with successful blind and low vision peer mentors and professionals pursuing various careers as well as cultivate community with peers who have similar interests or transition aspirations.

    6. Practice setting, progressing and achieving professional and personal goals. They will learn the importance of informed decision making to solidify and achieve their individualized projected post-school employment outcomes.

    NOTE:

    Due to the popular nature of the YES Summer Academy coupled with physical distancing safety measures, be sure to complete all application and health/safety materials prior to the deadline to be considered. Applicants for the YES Summer Academy must have an open case with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) or other entity for funding to cover associated costs. Please note the fee is $7,000 for the entire 4-week program

    If you are ready to attend or have any questions, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Manager, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-484-8377.

    To join the YES Summer Academy as a participant, follow the steps below:

    1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
    2. Complete the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by April 23, 2021.

    Learn more about the COVID-19 safety guidelines for the 2021 YES Academy.

  • 2021 Youth Employment Services Academy

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    2021 Youth Employment Services Academy

    (All day)
    Jun 27 Jul 25

    Runs from 3:00 pm to Sunday June 27 to 11:00 am on Sunday July 25.

    LightHouse’s Youth Employment Services (YES) Program is excited to offer a redesigned 2021 Summer Academy for youth who are blind or low vision between the ages of 16 and 24. This year, the YES Academy will be hosted at Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC). Hosting it at EHC will allow for outdoor instruction and spatial distancing in order to maximize COVID-19 safety procedures.

    Youth will have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable pre-employment learning experiences as they participate in independent living training, employment readiness seminars, work-based experiences, mentoring conversations, and memorable social activities all while connecting with life-long friends and mentors as well as supportive LightHouse staff.

    The four-week long intensive has the following components:

    Week 1 – Your Skills, Your Goals Bootcamp
    Week 2 – Expanding Your Employment Knowledge, Networking in the Community
    Weeks 3 and 4 – Growing Your Resume, and Work Experience Practicum

    By the end of YES Academy, students will expand their web of support and explore their career interests and come away equipped with tools such as a working resume, interview strategies and strengthened profile.

    Learning outcomes will be based on the nationally recognized Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (pre-employment transition skills) include: (WIOA) and include:

    1. Conduct research and informational interviews with professionals resulting in relevant job exploration, counseling, and labor market information.
    2. Take part in a variety of work-based learning experiences through paid work-based opportunities where they will gain an increased understanding of important topics related to the world of work including:
      • Professional presentation and first impressions
      • Understanding employer expectations
      • Orientation and mobility skills needed for community inclusion
      • Self-advocacy and negotiating disability accommodations, and assistive technologies for the workplace.

    3. Hone their workplace readiness soft skills such as practicing effective collaboration, drafting, and delivering presentations, and engaging in independent living as they work as a team to support one another as the summer work-based experiences progress.

    4. Increase their understanding of resources, services, and knowledge in the areas of self-advocacy, requesting accommodations, college education necessary for certain career paths, financial literacy including benefits planning, as well as legal rights and responsibilities of blind and low vision individuals.

    5. Elevate their attitude and confidence through meeting with successful blind and low vision peer mentors and professionals pursuing various careers as well as cultivate community with peers who have similar interests or transition aspirations.

    6. Practice setting, progressing and achieving professional and personal goals. They will learn the importance of informed decision making to solidify and achieve their individualized projected post-school employment outcomes.

    NOTE:

    Due to the popular nature of the YES Summer Academy coupled with physical distancing safety measures, be sure to complete all application and health/safety materials prior to the deadline to be considered. Applicants for the YES Summer Academy must have an open case with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) or other entity for funding to cover associated costs. Please note the fee is $7,000 for the entire 4-week program

    If you are ready to attend or have any questions, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Manager, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-484-8377.

    To join the YES Summer Academy as a participant, follow the steps below:

    1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
    2. Complete the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by April 23, 2021.

    Learn more about the COVID-19 safety guidelines for the 2021 YES Academy.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    Jun 30

    Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

    Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

    Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325. For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.

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!