Month: November 2018

  • 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…


  • A Harvest Celebration with our Master Gardeners

    MasterGardeners attend a Get-Together at CCB

    Thanksgiving is of course very much a harvest celebration. So it is appropriate that we invited our Master Gardeners to the center for a little thank-you celebration Tuesday morning. After all, our collaboration with them in our Legacy Garden each summer results in a wonderful harvest of tomatoes, peppers, herbs and squashes, to name a…


  • How to get full, really and thankfully full on FAST Saturday!


    Saturday, November 10 was a full day – full of learning and, by about 1:30, we were all just full. Twenty-four came for our FAST (Fun Activities and Skills Training) Thanksgiving meal. A mix of blind youth, parents, teachers, staff and volunteers (and one little brother) made an early Thanksgiving meal, substituting chickens for a…


  • We’re all in for Colorado Gives Day December 4, and you can schedule your gift now! #cogives18

    Julie and Lexi Reading Braille

    Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 4, and we’re in for the mega-million-dollar statewide day of giving, sponsored by First Bank and the Community First Foundation! Your gift to us on CoGivesDay2018 ensures that we can continue to offer programs to youth, seniors and working-age adults that challenge, impart skills and infuse the confidence in…


  • Celebrating Our Volunteers

    Group shot CCB Volunteers 2018

    Thirteen is our lucky number when you look at the Rogue’s Gallery in this photo. These are thirteen volunteers who contribute so muchto the Colorado Center for the Blind and to our students. Yet they humbly protest that they get back more than they give. We suppose that’s their call, but we’re telling you they…


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