Month: April 2018

  • Come join us for our Elementary Summer Program: 2018 CONFIDENCE CAMP FOR KIDS!

    Come join us for our Elementary Summer Program: 2018 CONFIDENCE CAMP FOR KIDS!

    Confidence Camp kids in Downtown Denver2-week program dates: June 11 – 15 & 18 – 22, 2018; (Monday – Friday) day camp
    Times: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    For ages 5-11
    Contact: Brent Batron, Director of Youth Programs, 303-778-1130 ext 222, bbatron@cocenter.org.

    Call early to reserve a spot or email/ fax your application soon. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

    The Colorado Center for the Blind is sponsoring an interactive, two-week program for blind and visually impaired children ages five through eleven.… Read the rest “Come join us for our Elementary Summer Program: 2018 CONFIDENCE CAMP FOR KIDS!”

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  • Hard Work & Passion for What You Do Are Key to Making Connections

    Hard Work & Passion for What You Do Are Key to Making Connections

    Dianne Primavera and Judy Mares-Dixon at the podium

    More than 130 were in attendance on April 17 for our second annual “Making Connections That Work for You: A Career and College Seminar”. From the beginning in the morning with two phenomenal keynote speakers untl the last breakout ended at 3 p.m., it was a day to learn about the world of work and to feel inspired that blind people can and do any kind of job they wish.

    Former State Representative Dianne Primavera told her story with humility, but undoubtedly her story as a single mom and cancer survivor who became one of Colorado’s most effective legislators and now the CEO of Susan B.… Read the rest “Hard Work & Passion for What You Do Are Key to Making Connections”

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  • Agenda: MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU 2018

    Agenda:  MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU 2018

    2nd Annual Career and College Seminar

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Lunch is provided.

    Don’t miss these keynote addresses:

    Dianne Primavera

    Dianne Primavera is Chief Executive Officer for Susan G. Komen Colorado. She served in the state legislature for eight years as representative for Broomfield. During her tenure in the Colorado General Assembly, Dianne held terms as Chair and Vice Chair on several key committees. She was appointed to the Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Blind Interim Study Committee. A cancer survivor, she founded and co-chaired the Cancer Caucus. The Statesman, the newspaper which covered the state capitol, named her the most effective member of the House for her final term.… Read the rest “Agenda: MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU 2018”

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  • #Accessible #TactileArt with @ArtACunningham at @DenverArtMuseum on “@_EyesOnSuccess

    #Accessible #TactileArt with @ArtACunningham at @DenverArtMuseum on “@_EyesOnSuccess

    Ann explores tactile art with a group of blind students at the Denver Art MuseumOur long-time art instructor and national leader in tactile access to art and science Ann Cunningham was in the artists’ make-a-space at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) in February. A group from the Colorado Center for the Blind visited DAM and Ann’s exhibit and art-making on February 9. The collaboration between DAM and Ann caught the attention of others, resulting in this episode of the popular podcast, “Eyes on Success” – and interview by podcasters Peter Torpey and Nancy Goodman Torpey of Ann and folks at DAM.

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  • Belding Travels with Hockey Stick All the Way to the First U.S. #BlindHockey team #LivetheLifeYouWant @USAHockey

    Belding Travels with Hockey Stick All the Way to the First U.S. #BlindHockey team #LivetheLifeYouWant @USAHockey

    Daniel works the puck across the ice
    Daniel in full Hockey gear in action on the ice

     

    Since January, fans attending Colorado Avalanche games have been treated to between-periods video of the Try Blind Hockey Day on January 17. Over 50 blind Coloradans went out on the ice that day, some for the first time, others with a stick in their hand for the first time. Fans are impressed by the video, but it is little more than an historical artifact now.

    In just three short months, blind hockey has gone from being nonexistent in Colorado to a sport avidly pursued by dozens of players. And it’s produced a member of the newly-formed U.S. National Blind Hockey Team under the auspices of USA Hockey.… Read the rest “Belding Travels with Hockey Stick All the Way to the First U.S. #BlindHockey team #LivetheLifeYouWant @USAHockey”

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  • Just what is a “mock interview?

    Just what is a “mock interview?

    The rule of thumb is that a good resume gets you an interview, but it’s in the interview that you get the job. How can you be successful at interviewing? With coaching and practice!

    If you have never interviewed for a job before, if you haven’t interviewed for a job since becoming blind, if you haven’t interviewed in a long time, then a mock interview is just for you! It’s a low-pressure chance to get some coaching and practice.

    During our April 17 career and college seminar at CCB, Making Connections that Work for You, you can sign up for a series of three mock interviews as one of the afternoon breakout sessions.… Read the rest “Just what is a “mock interview?”

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  • #FAST Friday to Explore the Stars with @AstronomyatACC

    #FAST Friday to Explore the Stars with @AstronomyatACC

    Astronomy Event - Telescope and tactile graphics in front of a star filled night sky
    Whirling overhead at all times are stars, planets – whole galaxies. Humans have always wondered at them and about them. Blindness is no impediment to curiosity, including in the area of astronomy, nor is their any reason blind people can’t learn much in this field, often thought to be too visual. Some have even become astronomers themselves.

    So, with the help of Arapahoe Community College Astronomy Coordinator and Instructor Jennifer Jones this month’s FAST (Fun Activities and Skills Training) Friday program for blind youth will teach about the stars with tactile graphics of constellations, 3D printings of telescopes and, finally, a trip outside to see what is in Friday night’s sky.… Read the rest “#FAST Friday to Explore the Stars with @AstronomyatACC”

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  • Making Connections that Work for You 2018 #Careers #College

    Making Connections that Work for You 2018 #Careers #College

    2nd Annual Career and College Seminar

     

    sponsored by

    Colorado Center for the Blind,
    2233 W. Shepperd Avenue
    Littleton, Colorado 80120

    Tuesday April 17, 2018

    9:00 am registration 10:00 am program begins
    Lunch will be provided

    To reserve your spot, register at the link below or call Monique Melton, Employment Specialist, at 303-778-1130 extension 221.

    Morning Sessions:

    Keynote Speakers:
    Dianne Primavera, CEO of Susan G. Komen, former state legislator, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation supervisor/counselor and much more.

    Judy Mares-Dixon, owner of Mares-Dixon & Associates, has worked in the conflict resolution field since 1986.

    Employment Panel:
    Scott Labarre, attorney
    Petr Kucheryavyy, manager, Charter Communications
    Marcus Sands, wood worker and furniture builder

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

    Each participant will choose two sessions to attend from these options:

    • Rehabilitation 101 – getting started
    • Working in the federal government – what to expect
    • The Business Enterprise Program – an exciting opportunity
    • Get set up with a Workforce Center to find a job!… Read the rest “Making Connections that Work for You 2018 #Careers #College”

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