Employment Immersion: August Virtual Workshop
August's workshop runs weekdays from August 3 to 28.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands-On: In Case of Emergency (Online)
The Hands-On Series of workshops are designed to provide information, and to provide hands-on experience completing tasks and mastering skills. By the end of each workshop you will have practiced at least one skill that you can begin using in your daily life. Each workshop will have a theme under the umbrella of Independent Living Skills. Themes may include: note taking, household projects, DIY cleaning products, make-up, household/office organization, container gardening, meal prep, and sensory skills, just to name a few!
Hands On - In Case of Emergency: Learn ways to prepare yourself for an emergency. Participants will learn about resources, will start creating an emergency plan and start assembling materials for their own “Go Kit”.
When: Friday, August 28 and Friday, September 4, from 10:00 to 12. This is a two-part workshop!
Where: Zoom conference calls will be used for each session. Once you have RSVP’d you will get the Link to the Zoom meeting, or the call-in number, if attending by phone.
Instructors: Dawn Leeflang, Patti Rose, and Bobbi Pompey
What is the Cost of this workshop?
Hands-on workshops are provided at no charge to people 55+ living in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties. If you live outside those areas, or are under age 55, there is a fee. Scholarships are available.
How to Sign Up: Please RSVP by 8/26 to Briana Kusuma at BKusuma@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7335.
Questions? Contact Dawn Leeflang at DLeeflang@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7361.
The Weekly Wind-Down with Amber (online)
Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at email@example.com or 415-694-7353.
Youth PLUG-In - Zooming Beyond Your Summer: Strategies to Stay Entertained and Motivated
Youth PLUG-In is Back! Zooming Beyond Your Summer: Strategies to Stay Entertained and Motivated Friday, August 28, 2020, from 4:00-6:00 PM
What: The summer is drawing to a close so what next? Building on the theme of back to school and maintaining motivation, we will reflect on our summer, explore how to stay connected and entertained at home, as well as have an honest discussion around the challenges of staying focused as we prepare for the upcoming semester. Plug-in to an enjoyable and informative social where we will use interactive activities to explore the above topics. You will not want to miss the opportunity to obtain and identify the necessary tools you will need for your academic and social wellbeing!
When: Friday, August 28 from 4:00-6:00 PM PST
Where: RSVP with your DOR counselor to obtain an authorization.
For more information, contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at 415-484-8377 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday noon, one day before the session. You will receive the Zoom invitation information on the morning of the Social.
Youth PLUG-In (Professional Learning Under Guidance) is a virtual connection program designed to keep you engaged and motivated as we continue to remain at home and practice safe public health guidance. Just because we are geographically separated does not mean the world has to halt. Youth PLUG-In continues to offer events for transition-age youth from all over to stay involved and increase your (social well-being, pre-employment and transition, and Expanded Core Curriculum skills).
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!