Month: August 2015

  • Kudos for Wells Fargo Volunteer Faire

    Man seated before the CCB banner, flanked by tow other men

    Thanks to Wells Fargo for hosting its volunteer fair at the Wells Fargo Center at 17th and Broadway yesterday. Wayne Marshall and I represented the Center, and there were over 40 other nonprofits in attendance. Wells Fargo gives each employee 16 hours a year to be away from their jobs in order to volunteer in…


  • Another Tick Toward Fall

    Two women practice the use of a file on a white stone

    The days are hot, but the mornings increasingly cool, almost chilly, and the hot air stirs in the evening. The sound of those breezes, the sound of the leaves, has changed, though – just another tick toward fall. So we started up art classes with Ann Cunningham again on Monday afternoons and martial arts with…


  • A Magical Evening

    Three people stand at the front of a dimly-lit gym

    It was a magical evening. May 15 marked the end to a long career at the Colorado Center for the Blind for Tom Anderson. More than 150 people came to send Tom and Linda off to Kansas after 27 years teaching Braille – and several other duties. We fed them, and gave the tribute to…


  • A Summer Student’s Poem

    A smiling young woman wearing sleepshades

    Help By Marie Frackiewicz (Editor’s Note: Marie was one of our Summer Youth 2015 students. She read this poem as part of the talent show on July 29. This week, she headed back to high school.) My heads spinning like a crashing airplane. My voice is broken like an old record. My courage is shattered…


  • A Fitting Finale: Summer Youth Programs 2015

    Students and counselors lined up in choir fashion singing

    The Summer Youth Programs for 2015 ended July 29 with a talent show, and this fitting finale dedicated to Youth Services Director Brent Batron:  


  • The Last Week of July 2015

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    It’s the last week of July, and at the Colorado Center for the Blind we’re fighting the feeling that summer is almost over. We know that there are still weeks of hot weather, lovely warm Colorado evenings to enjoy. But that vague anxiety is fueled as the last week of July saw our 22 summer…


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