Category: Careers

Chaz wraps up summer of giving back

This is Chaz Davis’ final week as a Social Work Intern at the Center, and Director Julie Deden marked the occasion with a short ceremony and presentation of a thank-you card, followed by cookies. “I joined the blind community four years ago, though not by choice,” Chaz told staff and students this morning. “But I really found that sense of...

Is summer really coming to an end? Our Summer Earn and Learn Students finish up their jobs Friday! #ShareLittleton

Yes, summer is racing to its conclusion, especially for our Summer Earn & Learn students. for the past two weeks these high school-aged students have been work and getting paid. For many, it’s the first job they’ve had. For others, like Beth in the photo above, it’s her first job since becoming blind a year ago. How important is that...

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...

Colorful CCB Alum Doing Color Commentary for Penn Women’s Ice Hockey Broadcasts

Matt Wallace graduated from CCB in October of 2016. None of his contemporary students would be at all surprised to hear that Matt is doing color commentary for the Penn Women’s Ice Hockey team broadcasts. Matt loves sports. Matt knows sports. Matt talks sports. And talks and talks sports. Hey, savvy broadcast execs, recognize value and start paying Matt and...

Recent Newspaper Articles Highlight CCB Partnerships

We wanted to bring your attention to a couple of newspaper articles that appeared in November and brought attention to the Center. Both reflect great partnerships that help us ensure that our students can, as our tag line says, learn to “Take Charge with Confidence and Self-reliance!” The first, from November 5, appeared in the Denver Post’s YourHub. It’s about...

J.D. Named Editor of the “Colorado Fire Fighter”

Last Monday our student J.D. couldn’t wait to report his big news. “Good news isn’t as good if you can’t tell someone,” he said at morning announcements. He went on to tell us that he had been named Editor of the Colorado Fire Fighter, the newsletter of the Colorado State Fire Fighters Association (CSFFA). His increasing skill and confidence with...

A little about CCB at #NFBCO17 – @nfbco

Everyone – staff and students – were in Fort Collins last weekend for the 63rd Convention of National Federation of the Blind of Colorado. For some, it was their first convention, while others were very involved in a number of activities and divisions. Above these three recent alums were at the podium at different moments. Left to right: Blanca was...