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Happy #PiDay from CCB … Cheesecake will do!

Trevor definitely knows what day it is …It’s probably just a coincidence though that he’s baking 6 cheesecakes for his graduation March 30. It’s close enough for Pi Day though!

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From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

Got about 20 minutes to be wowed? We’re just back from our 2016 National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Convention in Lone Tree from October 27 to 30. All staff and students attended and, since we’re an NFB training center (the NFB of Colorado started the Center in 1988), Executive Director Julie Deden always… Continue Reading From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

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Christopher: Keep your heart open

A big heart and steadfast determination to finish his training at the Center despite significant health challenges are the things that fellow students and staff remarked on again and again Friday morning when Christopher was awarded his Bell of Freedom. Julie Deden noted the disruption in the middle of his program as she presented his… Continue Reading Christopher: Keep your heart open

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Alum Reem Graduates CC of Aurora with 4.0

(Editor’s Note: This press release was forwarded to us by the Community College of Aurora, and it is certainly worthy to be shared with all. Congratulations to Reem!) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DISABLED STUDENT RISES TO THE CHALLENGE TO GRADUATE Reem Hamodi Graduates with 4.0 GPA May 9, 2016 – Aurora, CO – When Reem Hamodi… Continue Reading Alum Reem Graduates CC of Aurora with 4.0

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Joey’s Hollywood Ending

Joey wanted to return to the Center for a full training program ever since he came to a summer program as a teenager in 2005. Finally, his Dad put the question in his mind – was he ready to take care of himself if something happened to his parents? That’s when Joey went into action.… Continue Reading Joey’s Hollywood Ending

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Shelby: The Choir Director Gets Her Bell

Shelby’s graduation on April 8 brought her parents and, grandparents all the way from South Carolina, as well as a family friend who lives in Scotland. Shelby came to the Center as a brand-new high school grad last summer, and so it was the second time her parents and grandparents had been to the Center… Continue Reading Shelby: The Choir Director Gets Her Bell

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Vika: If I can cook for 64, I can cook for my family someday

On April 6 it was Vika’s turn to ring her Bell of Freedom. She cooked a meal of barbecued chicken, potato wedges that used 30 pounds of spuds, and peach cobbler. When Julie asked if if she’d ever done any cooking before coming to the Center, she said no. “My parents were afraid I would… Continue Reading Vika: If I can cook for 64, I can cook for my family someday

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Peter: This is your journey to make

Peter culminated his amazing journey on April 1 with his grad meal and the Bell of Freedom he worked so hard to earn. “It was suggested that I come here 20 years ago,” Peter toldus. “I didn’t because I didn’t believe I was blind.” Indeed, Peter came from Brooklyn as one of our more mature… Continue Reading Peter: This is your journey to make

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Tabea: I didn’t know I would grow in the ways that I have

  Tabea’s time in the spotlight came on March 12 when her travel instructor David Nietfeld presented her with her Bell of Freedom. “When Tabea first got here her sister Sarah was finishing up,” David said. “For a while it was kind of the Meyer Show. Some might have been tempted to wonder how Tabea… Continue Reading Tabea: I didn’t know I would grow in the ways that I have

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Marcus: Flourishing as an Independent Blind Person

“I knew you would flourish here,” Julie Deden said to Marcus at his bell ceremony on February 5. “When you came down from Montana for a tour with your Dad, you were so interested and excited about everything.” Marcus worked as a journeyman electrician in Montana before becoming blind two years ago. He operated his… Continue Reading Marcus: Flourishing as an Independent Blind Person

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