Year: 2018

  • Ending the Year with a Holiday Party at CCB

    Stephannie, Brett, Myra and Delfina wrap presents

    The Colorado Center for the Blind students, staff and seniors were deep into the holiday spirit for the final three weeks before the holiday break. We all wish the happiest of holidays to all in our CCB family! Even as this was being written, our Martial Arts teacher from ATA Karate Denver, Rachel, delivered a…


  • Our New Senior Team Has Its First Meeting

    Four smiling women stand together in the Senior Resource Room

    There was excitement in the Senior Resource Room this morning as Senior Services Director Duncan Larsen met with a reconstituted Senior Team. Joining her and Anahit LaBarre were Carina Orozco and Chris Parsons, who are filling the two positions left open by the departures of Chris Kinney and Wayne Marshall earlier this fall. Both women…


  • It’s #ColoradoGivesDay! Please make a donation to CCB!

    CCB Wreath with Freedom Bell centered and photos of People from each CCB Program area

    These are the faces of just a few who have benefitted from previous Colorado Gives Day donations. They range from ages 5 and up and their circumstances are all a bit different, but all have gained the skills and the confidence to “Take Charge with Self-reliance!” This year our Confidence Camp for Kids (CC4K) had…


  • Our Elf Encourages you to Make a Recurring #COGivesday18 Donation!

    Our elf encourages you to give a gift that lasts all year for Colorado Gives Day – set up a recurring monthly donation. It’s less pain for you and more gain for our students in their pursuit of independence and self-reliance! And by setting up a recurring donation on Dec. 4, the whole year’s total…


  • Thankful for the Colorado Center for the Blind!

    A group of a dozen seniors along with CCB staff work on making sugar scrub

    This year, Susan says she’s thankful for her husband as always, but also for the Colorado Center for the Blind.  She’s been attending Senior support groups at the Center twice a week for only a month. “My rock” is how she describes her husband and his support for her.  “When I get home, he’s going…


  • Our students really dig in! #COGives18

    Amber using a shovel in the garden for the 1st time with Annette and Barb

    Amber using a shovel in the garden for the 1st time with Annette and Barb Our students really dig in at the Colorado Center for the Blind. We don’t simply teach rote skills, but nurture the confidence and curiosity in our students to continue to problem-solve and learn new skills. That’s how they learn to…


  • Fifth Shared Visions Tactile Art Exhibit May Be Best Yet! #TactileAccess @ArapahoeCC (@artdesignatacc

    Jen looks at a tactile painting while Stefanie reads the Braille description

    It may be the best yet! This year’s “Shared Visions” tactile art exhibit at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arrapahoe Community College (ACC) featured even more tactile painting pieces, a series of “boxes” from another class that were in every instance surprising, as well as an installation of an idyllic natural setting,complete with…


  • Support Us on Colorado Gives Day Dec. 4 #COGives18

    Loren in front of the Littleton Downtown Station Mural

    A year-and-a-half ago in Kansas City, Loren was on his family’s front porch after church when he was struck in the face by a bullet. He’d been caught in the crossfire of a shooting that had nothing to do with him, but his life changed forever.  About to graduate from high school, Loren had been…


  • Scholarship Available for blind High School Students: Attend the NFB Washington Seminar Jan. 27-30

    Drawing of the US Capitol with the NFB Logo and Whosits in front of the steps

    Are you interested in learning about advocacy and legislation? Would you like to meet Colorado’s U.S. Senators and Representatives? Wouldn’t it be fun to travel to our nation’s Capital with dynamic blind leaders? Take advantage of this great opportunity!  Apply for a scholarship offered by the Colorado Center for the blind youth program. Event:  Washington…


  • #FAST Programs for Blind Youth: NFB of Denver’s Holiday Party for Youth Dec. 15

    CCB Tree decorated with hand made ornaments and strings of popcorn and cranberries

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Don’t miss our Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colorado Center for the Blind!  CCB’s FAST program is teaming up once again with the NFB of Denver Chapter for this event, which will include gift-wrapping for the kids, holiday arts and crafts, and a…


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